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Three stories of bravery and betrayal set during Britain’s finest hour
The Heat of the Day Adapted by Harold Pinter, Elizabeth Bowen’s story of love and war is set at the apex of World War II. Stella Rodney (Patricia Hodge, Rumpole of the Bailey) faces an impossible choice: take up with a stranger (Michael Gambon, Harry Potter) or expose her lover’s (Michael York, Cabaret) possible treason. DVD debut. Approx. 106 min. SDH subtitles.
Housewife, 49 Based on a real-life wartime diary, this acclaimed drama stars Emmy® nominee Victoria Wood (Dinnerladies) as an introverted woman who comes alive as a volunteer on the home front. Approx. 93 min.
Island at War An accomplished ensemble cast--including James Wilby (Gosford Park) and Philip Glenister (Life on Mars)--reveals the trials, tribulations, and temptations of Britons on a tiny Channel Island during the German occupation. Approx. 398 min. on 3 discs. [closed captioned]
These three films were most interesting, and I especially enjoyed the one dealing with the years of Occupation of the Channel Islands.Published on March 14, 2013 by Caroline Armitage