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Went The Day Well?

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Quiet English village plays host to a mini German invasion...

Went The Day Well? review

A sleepy Ealing Studios village gets awakened to wartime reality when they realise the ‘English’ soldiers they’re billeting are Nazi infiltrators.

Made as a propaganda piece to warn against complacency, this has stood the test of time as a genuinely nailgnawing British action-thriller.

Graham Greene’s terse story is masterfully adapted by documentary maker Alberto Cavalcanti, whose unwavering realism makes the ‘what if?’ premise plausible.

And the transformation of Brit-flick stereotypes into gun-toting warriors ensures enduring relevance as class satire.

Film Details

  • PG
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: August 9th 2011
  • Genre