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4.3
1,188 Ratings

A Matter of Life and Death

Stairway to Heaven

United Kingdom, 1946
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Synopsis

A remarkable fantasy film about Peter Carter, a World War II RAF pilot who is forced to bail out of his crippled plane without a parachute. He wakes up to find he has landed on Earth utterly unharmed…which wasn’t supposed to happen according to the rules of Heaven.

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A Matter of Life and Death Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1986

Berlin International Film Festival

1988

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1946 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best Film

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2010

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