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The War Game 1965

  • November 1, 1965
  • 48 mins
  • Peter Watkins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Drama, Science Fiction, War, Documentary, Tv Movie
BBC TV's film about a nuclear attack on Britain directed by Peter Watkins.

The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docudrama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city. Although it won an Oscar for Best Documentary, it is fiction. It was intended as an hour-long program to air on BBC 1, but it was deemed too intense and violent to broadcast. It went to theatrical distribution as a feature film instead. Low-budget and shot on location, it strives for and achieves convincing and unflinching realism.


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