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Oh! What A Lovely War

4

It’s a mammoth shame that this film has slipped down the back of the sofa of movie history, even if it is easy to see why. A musical? About the Great War? Directed by lovely cuddly Lord Dickie Attenborough? Pre-Life Is Beautiful, such a brazen jollification of ‘tragic’ was almost unheard of...

But this isn’t easy-listening Ypres, it’s an intelligent, hugely stylised satire – beautifully executed, brutally abstract and, on occasion, stunningly perceptive. Forget Gandhi: Attenborough’s never matched his debut for unmitigated balls.

 

 

Film Details

  • PG
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: November 14th 2006

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