What if you survived a bombing but no one knew? Based on a harrowing true story from World War II, The Blockhouse paints an indelible picture of the psychology of despair. Starring screen legend Peter Sellers (Dr. Strangelove) in a rare dramatic role, "this real-life horror story" (Monthly Film Bulletin) captivates as it chills. The Allied bombardment of Normandy sends seven forced laborers into a concrete bunker. At first, they are ecstatic to discover a plethora of food, wine, candles and other necessities — until they realize they are completely trapped. As time passes, fear gives way to boredom, which in turn gives way to despondency. Each man struggles to keep a grip on his sanity and maintain hope, but can there be a rescue if no one knows you're alive?

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The Blockhouse (1974)

War/Drama

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What if you survived a bombing but no one knew? Based on a harrowing true story from World War II, The Blockhouse paints an indelible picture of the psychology of despair. Starring screen legend Peter Sellers (Dr. Strangelove) in a rare dramatic role, "this real-life horror story" (Monthly Film Bulletin) captivates as it chills. The Allied bombardment of Normandy sends seven forced laborers into a concrete bunker. At first, they are ecstatic to discover a plethora of food, wine, candles and other necessities — until they realize they are completely trapped. As time passes, fear gives way to boredom, which in turn gives way to despondency. Each man struggles to keep a grip on his sanity and maintain hope, but can there be a rescue if no one knows you're alive?

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Cast
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Peter Sellers

Rouquet
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Charles Aznavour

Visconti
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Jeremy Kemp

Grabinski
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Per Oscarsson

Lund
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Peter Vaughan

Aufret
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Nicholas Jones

Kramer
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Leon Lissek

Khozek
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John Levene

Soldier (uncredited)
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Alfred Lynch

Larshen (uncredited)
Crew
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Clive Rees

Director
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Jean-Paul Clébert

Writer
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John Gould

Writer
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Clive Rees

Writer
Disc Releases
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The Blockhouse

(Blu-ray)

1/18/2022

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The Blockhouse

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

6/7/2005

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