Dramatic doomsday scenario in which the Cold War fully escalates. The story is told through a live news report that follows the apocalyptic world-ending nuclear exchange between the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R.
The world after the nuclear apocalypse. Pale light lits the scenery of total destruction. The surviving humans vegetate in wet cellars under the nuclear winter. But somehow human spirit ... See full summary »
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.Written by
Andy Bogursky <email@example.com>
When this movie opened in Denmark, the voices of Hilda and Jim were re-dubbed by Ghita Nørby and Ove Sprogøe. See more »
Jim needs glasses to read but doesn't wear them when reading the newspapers in the library at the beginning of the film. See more »
I wonder if there's any radiation about.
Well, I can't see anything.
Hurry up dear and get back in the Inner Core or Refuge. We'd better have an early night.
Well if you can't see it and can't feel it, it can't be doing you any harm, can it?
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After the end credits, Morse code can be heard in the background. The code, when translated, means "MAD". MAD is an abbreviation for the term "Mutually Assured Destruction". See more »
There are very few films that attempt to realistically describe life after the bomb. If it is a Hollywood production, there has to be an optimistic ending - take "the day after" with a simple but uplifting message: some will die, there will be personal tragedy, yes - but we'll make it under the guidance of our government.
This film takes a different approach: the format (animated) and the setting (rural England) perfectly match the soothing government messages: build a shelter, keep some food and drink - you'll be alright.
But then the story is continued through to the (very painful) end: there is no more government, there is no more mailman, there is
no more you....
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