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The Wednesday Play: The War Game

Peter Watkins United Kingdom, 1965

wolfmansRazor's rating of the film The War Game

With its vast array of terrors visited upon the population of Kent (especially its children, suggesting Watkins may have been targeting his film to the nightmares of little children), the film mongers fear with the best of them. But it's hard not to see this as the product of a very different time. The pseudo-sobriety of the "documentary" format belies Watkins' near-hysterical approach to the subject matter.