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Although the subject matter is just about as dark as it gets, features some brilliant moments of understated comedy such as Jim and Hilda squabbling about which collared shirt he should be wearing when the bomb is dropped. But after the nuclear fallout begins to take its toll, the elderly couple’s idiosyncratic foibles begin to seem more poignant, like when Hilda wishes there was a bit more clean water so she could tidy up and do the dishes. You know, in case company comes over. But the most heart-breaking aspect of Raymond Briggs’ cautionary fable (of which there are many)is the way Jim and Hilda maintain an optimistic stiff upper lip even in the face of planetary genocide. The couple’s steadfast belief in the old-fashioned ideals of queen and country allow them to keep calm and carry on – right to the bitter end.

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The year is 1986. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of Great Britain and a massive fortified wall separates the city of Berlin between capitalist and communist. The permissiveness of the 1960s and 1970s has led to an era of intolerance and repression in North America and the United Kingdom which has, in turn, contributed to an escalation of nuclear tensions between east and west. All around the world those who choose to think about these things become increasingly aware that, at any moment without warning, a fast-moving wall of light might appear on the horizon and incinerate absolutely everything for inexplicable reasons.

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Adapted from a graphic novel by cartoonist Raymond Briggs, feels like soft-spoken crossover between and Samuel Beckett’s post-apocalyptic . The book and film center on Jim and Hilda (voiced by Sir John Mills and Dame Peggy Ashcroft), a pair of working-class married pensioners who moved from London to Sussex to enjoy their retirement. When reports on the radio warn of an approaching nuclear war between the Soviet Union and western nations, Jim cheerfully begins build a shelter within their cottage so that he and Hilda are prepared in the event of a nuclear strike. Just as Jim and Hilda begin to worry that they may have overreacted to the threat, a violent shock wave cuts through their home after London becomes a causality of mutually assured destruction. Jim and Hilda’s childhood memories of a galvanized Britain under Winston Churchill allow them to keep faith that the government will protect them and that emergency services will be arriving shortly – even when conditions begin to go from bad to worse.

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The film was a UK production directed by Jimmy Murikami, an American-born animator who had also adapted Raymond Briggs’ popular holiday storybook . In , Hilda and Jim are created using traditionaltwo-dimensional cel animation which is then set against live-action backgrounds of their modest home, which gives the film a distinctive semi-experimental look.

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