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1,221 Ratings

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

United Kingdom, 1943
Drama, Romance, War

Synopsis

The passions and pitfalls of a lifetime in the military, from the Boer War through World War II, are shown from the exploits of pristine British soldier Clive Candy as he rises through the ranks in the British military.

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Less a narrowed character study than a work of incisive microcosmic portraiture, Colonel Blimp captures as much a man as it does a generation, one passing gradually and stubbornly from relevance into tired antiquation, the value systems and moral frameworks once held with the strongest conviction suddenly rusting and pried apart.
March 21, 2013
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[Is it] a triangular love story in which two men’s pursuit of a single woman (Deborah Kerr, multiplied by three) pays gallant homage to the theme of the eternal feminine, transcending time and place? Or is it, finally, a dirge for the loss of traditional English values and the idea of fair play, or a resigned repudiation of those values for the sake of winning a dirty war? The astonishing and confounding answer is that it’s all of these things…
March 20, 2013
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The greatest British film, the greatest film about Britishness, a study of the Kabuki ritual of the stiff upper-lip, a wondrous snapshot of the creative romance between Powell and Pressburger. Lubitsch is concurrent with Heaven Can Wait, Ridley Scott holds up a cracked mirror in The Duellists.
February 18, 2013
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