A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death
Cinema

WW2 RAF pilot Peter Carter should have died that night. As his burnt up Lancaster bomber plummeted to its end over the English Channel he had a broken parachute and no chance of survival (the rest of his crew had either bailed out or died). He radioed into June, an American operator, with his final status. Perhaps they had they fallen in love during that brief conversation? And then in a dashing gesture, he jumped from his plane. But he didn’t die… That may sound like a spoiler but it’s just the start of this Powell and Pressburger classic fantasy-romance starring David Niven and Kim Hunter. It’s just as relevant today with its themes of love, death, the afterlife and Anglo-American relations, as it was in 1946 when the film was first released and tapped into so many people’s experience of lost loved ones during the war. “This is a story of two Worlds, the one we know and another which exists only in the mind of a young airman whose life and imagination have been violently shaped b

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