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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

Directed by : Michael POWELL , Emeric PRESSBURGER

Year of production : 1946 Country : UNITED KINGDOM Length : 104 minutes

Synopsis

Squadron Leader Peter Carter (David Niven) is alone in a blazing plane over the English Channel and is about to bale out without a parachute. During what he feels are his last moments Peter confides to a young American WAC (Kim Hunter) his thoughts on love and poetry. Then he jumps, falling through the fog into the sea and is washed ashore. He appears to be unhurt and by some strange coincidence meets the WAC and falls in love. But all is not as it seems, he has suffered severe concussion and experiences a series of strange hallucinations, brought on by intense headaches, in which he sees characters from the Other World. Principle among them is an eighteenth century French Conductor (Marius Goring) who tries to get him to leave for the Other World.

Peter is treated by a brain surg

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Cannes Classics Released on Michael POWELL Emeric PRESSBURGER

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

Squadron Leader Peter Carter (David Niven) is alone in a blazing plane over the English Channel and is about to bale out without a parachute. During...
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