Cineclub: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

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Cineclub: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

  • Thu 3 Jul 2014
  • 7:00PM
Imported 1989
Imported 1989

Austrian Cultural Forum London

28 Rutland GateLondon SW7 1PQ

UK

T 020 7225 7300

F 020 7225 7300

E office@acflondon.org

http://www.acflondon.org/

To mark the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on the 28 June 1914 the ACF will screen the British anti-war film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp from 1943. The film, produced by Powell & Pressburger, is remarkable for its sympathetic portrayal of a German soldier performed by Austrian actor Anton Walbrook. Winston Churchill believed the film would damage army moral and he even attempted to halt production. It continued to face heavy criticism for years until a highly successful re-release of the film in the 1980s, led to its reevaluation.