It Happened Here

1965

Drama / Fantasy / War

89
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 65%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 827

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Sebastian Shaw as Ashington
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813.38 MB
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23.976 fps
93 min
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1.57 GB
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English
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93 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Rock Savage 10 / 10 / 10

A British Masterpiece.

`It Happened Here' Directed by Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo is a Classic of British Cinema. The Film is remarkable in its authenticity, given the fictional scenario, the invasion of Britain by the Nazis during World War Two. The look of the Picture is very raw and earthy which adds to its realistic style. The German soldiers look perfect, I say this because it is so rare that Directors make such a concerted effort for perfection. Andrew Mollo and Kevin Brownlow are two of the most talented and unrecognized Directors in Britain. This Film is an example of the best of British Independent Film making and should be seen.

Reviewed by alan-morton 9 / 10 / 10

Memorable

The film sticks tenaciously in the memory, in a way that slick studio productions often fail to do. Visually, a fair bit of the film is a pastiche of German propaganda newsreels, or borrows from that library of pictures. This augments the feeling of realism and makes it an even bigger shock to see German troops marching through London, or relaxing off-duty, taking in the sights and admiring the women. No studio film would dare to take such an approach. And where did they find so much genuine-looking equipment? No studio film-researcher would ever be that scrupulous about accuracy. The sound-recording is dreadful and it would benefit from one of those clever clean-up jobs that are available these days. But what is said, and how it's said, are unforgettable. The wrong-headed justifications of Fascism that pepper this film sound like real people's words and they're spoken by what clearly are real people, who are taking a little time off from their real jobs to appear in the film. For instance, the fat, middle-aged, bureaucratic bully who voices many of the arguments has to have been in real life a school teacher or a bank manager: he looks and sounds the part in a way that studio actors working from a polished script could never manage. The ending is forced, but only because you feel that the film would be endless without a forced ending. Although a lot of things take place that are genuinely shocking (I won't list them as I'd have to announce spoilers), the point of the film isn't to relate a narrative that has a defined beginning, middle and end. The point is to make you feel that this is all real and make you wonder what your response would have been if the Nazis had started running your country.

Reviewed by Mark-343 9 / 10 / 10

Awesome pseudo-documentary footage

Ignore Leonard Maltin's comments - he's clearly missed the point of the film. The "Brits" don't keep a stiff upper lip, and the cooperation between them and the Nazis is shocking. The documentary footage of Nazi soldiers parading around London etc appears ever so real. The awesome photography makes up for the weak plot and main character. A must-see. The Battle of Algiers is another such film which mixes documentary with drama.

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