Oh! What a Lovely War

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Oh! What a Lovely War

world war i british empire satire dark comedy cult film anti war

Oh! What a Lovely War

Release Date: March 10, 1969

Year    :   1969
Slogan    :   «The ever popular war games. With songs, battles & a few jokes»
Genres    :   Comedy, Music, War
Production Companies    :   Paramount, Accord Productions
Director    :   Richard Attenborough
Producers    :   Richard Attenborough, John Comfort, Miriam Brickman, Bryan Coates, Mac Davidson, Brian Duffy
Writers    :   Len Deighton, Joan Littlewood
RunTime    :   138 mins.

Satire about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers, and many scenes portray some of the more famous (and infamous) incidents of the war, including the assassination of Duke Ferdinand, the Christmas meeting between British and German soldiers in no-mans-land, and the wiping out by their own side of a force of Irish soldiers newly arrived at the front, after successfully capturing a ridge that had been contested for some time.

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