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171 Ratings

Went the Day Well?

Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti
United Kingdom, 1942
War, Drama


The residents of a British village during WWII welcome a platoon of soldiers who are to be billeted with them. The trusting residents then discover that the soldiers are Germans who proceed to hold the village captive.

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Went the Day Well? Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti

Critics reviews

An ensemble piece, at its best the film shows how easily hopes can be frustrated, and how quickly acts of courage are extinguished among carnage.
September 18, 2018
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Cavalcanti’s film never quite transcends its blatantly propagandistic and jingoistic overtones
December 28, 2018
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