When the Wind Blows

No cover image available

Released: 1986


View all the film details at the The Internet Movie Database

Based on

Film Comments

Posted by GregS on Dec 5, 2008:
It doesn't seem right to describe this touching film about the horrors of nuclear war, as it affects one elderly, out-of-date British couple, as a cartoon. There is black humour here, as they wonder when the phones will be working again, and hide under a matress to protect them from the radioactive fallout, but it's less funny when we realize that there would be nothing more useful that could be done in the face of a real nuclear strike. The topic may be less relevant since the end of the Cold War, but this doesn't make the film any less poignant.

Film rating
(how good was this film):

5 based on 1 vote

Adaptation rating
(how well did this film reflect the source material):

No votes so far.