Friday, 7 May 2010

(500) Films of Empire - Day 232

80 - The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp - 3 stars
A bright and breezy look at the life and... oh you get the idea.
Difficult to gauge its true intentions. Made in 1943 during the conflict, it looks at the beginning of the second world war by examining the life of one man who was involved in the first war and befriended a German soldier. Is it unpatriotic? Anti-war? I'm not sure.
That takes nothing away from a terrific central performance by Jeremy Davies as Colonel Wynne-Candy, so good in fact that I initially didn't realise he was playing both the young and old versions of him.

Days remaining - 133 Films remaining - 159

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