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When the Wind Blows

When the Wind Blows

In this hand-drawn animated tale, elderly married couple Hilda (Peggy Ashcroft) and Jim Bloggs (John Mills) have their quiet, simple lives in the English countryside interrupted when they learn of an impending nuclear attack. Not completely understanding the gravity of their situation, Hilda and Jim react archaically and insufficiently after the attack – and the film takes a dark turn as the radiation begins taking its toll on the unsuspecting couple. Featuring the title song “When the Wind Blows” by David Bowie and a musical score by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. New restoration!

"Quietly relentless. A subversively cuddly, surprisingly graphic cartoon on the effects of a nuclear blast." -- J. Hoberman, The New York Times
"Scathing and blistering. Its cultural impact has been overlooked for far too long, and it's disturbingly on-point for the post-Trump/Brexit world." --Starburst

DIRECTED BY JIMMY T. MURAKAMI
UNITED KINGDOM | 1986 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE (OPTIONAL ENGLISH CLOSED CAPTIONS)

When the Wind Blows
  • When the Wind Blows

    In this hand-drawn animated tale, elderly married couple Hilda (Peggy Ashcroft) and Jim Bloggs (John Mills) have their quiet, simple lives in the English countryside interrupted when they learn of an impending nuclear attack. Not completely understanding the gravity of their situation, Hilda and ...