THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP

"Colonel Blimp" is a cineastic rarity: love and war in Technicolor. A wartime film, it takes up British military tradition with a light touch. The War Ministry was absolutely opposed to its production. Prime Minister Churchill personally visited one of the lead actors, Anton Walbrook, in his dressing room, stating that the film was unacceptable and the hero was not a good and patriotic example. The "Blimp affair" revolved around the question whether the story of Colonel Blimp was "anti-British." The depiction of the German antihero, an officer in the Kaiser's army, was too positive for 1943. Critics insinuated that the "Hungarian" Pressburger did not really "feel British." After censorship cuts, the premiere version of "Colonel Blimp" was screened only in 1983.

IN ENGLISH WITH GERMAN SUBTITLES

Screenings: 
Thursday, 06. July 19:00 Filmmuseum Potsdam Tickets

SONDERREIHE im Filmmuseum Potsdam

„100 JAHRE UFA“ – „DEM VERGESSEN ENTRISSEN“
HOMMAGE AN EMERIC PRESSBURGER

Einführung: Prof. Frank Stern (Kultur- und Filmwissenschaftler)

Credits: 

UK 1943, Feature film
163min, in english with german subtitles

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger