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The Blockhouse (1973)

R | | Drama, War | January 1974 (USA)
During D-day several people become trapped while hiding in a bunker, when heavy shelling collapses it. They have plenty of food and water so they decide to wait for rescuers. And so they wait year, after year, after year.

Director:

Clive Rees

Writers:

Jean-Paul Clébert (based on the book "Le Blockhaus" by) (as Jean-Paul Clebert), John Gould (created for the screen by) | 2 more credits »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Sellers ... Rouquet
Charles Aznavour ... Visconti
Jeremy Kemp ... Grabinski
Per Oscarsson ... Lund
Peter Vaughan ... Aufret
Nicholas Jones ... Kramer
Leon Lissek ... Khozek
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Storyline

During D-day several people become trapped while hiding in a bunker, when heavy shelling collapses it. They have plenty of food and water so they decide to wait for rescuers. And so they wait year, after year, after year.

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A true story of perseverance and survival. See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Closing credits epilogue: In June 1951, workmen clearing German fortifications opened up an underground blockhouse . . . .

Two men emerged, the sole survivors of a group who had been trapped there for six years . . . .

They had lived for at least four years in total darkness. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) See more »

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Promising story line halts to a crawl
12 July 2017 | by steevetodaySee all my reviews

This film had so much promise.To be honest,I had never even heard of it but the story line was so promising. The element of person or persons trapped underground has been told in many films but The Blockhouse(1973),although starting off well enough just halted to a crawl.Peter Sellers is great but this film was so slow and painful to watch.I rated it 1 out of 10 because there wasn't a 0 out of ten rating.Shame,because I normally like films of this kind.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bunker See more »

Filming Locations:

Guernsey, Channel Islands

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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