When the Wind Blows

Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami
Music Video Distributors, Inc.
1986
86 Minutes
United Kingdom
English
Animation, Comedy, Drama
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With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II.

  • Highest Rating
    "A bleak, but lavishly animated marvel. "
    Jordan M. Smith, ONCINEMA.com
  • Highest Rating
    "What begins as a comfy film about an old (if stubborn) British couple in their twilight years becomes a scathing attack on apathy."
    Scott Clark, Starburst
  • Highest Rating
    "Political documents from prior generations can't help but lose their force, and yet this is just as powerful now as it ever could have been."
    Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy

Awards & Recognition

Nominated
International Fantasy Film Award Best Film
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