The War Game
- Original title
The War Game
- Running time
- 48 min.
- United Kingdom
Peter Bartlett, Peter Suschitzky (B&W)
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Documentary. War | Mockumentary. Nuclear Holocaust. Half-length Film
- Synopsis / Plot
- The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama 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.
: Oscar: Best Documentary
: BAFTA: Best Short Film
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