A Matter of Life & Death
2011
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Director: MICHAEL POWELL & EMERIC PRESSBURGER
Flying back from a bombing raid over Germany, Squadron Leader Peter D. Carter (David Niven) is nursing a damaged plane. The crew, or that part of it left alive, has bailed out and only Peter is left -- with a shredded parachute. Knowing that death is near, Peter talks of life to June (Kim Hunter), the young radio operator trying to bring him in. Making the most of his last words, Peter prepares for eternity even as he celebrates the ephemeral. A connection born of extreme pressure forms between them; about to be separated forever, Peter and June fall in love. The twist comes when Conductor 71 (Marius Goring), a Heavenly emissary, makes a mistake; Peter survives his long plunge into the Channel.
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  • A Matter of Life and Death / R399.00
  • Director:- Michael Powell and Emeric pressburger

    Flying back from a bombing raid over Germany, Squadron Leader Peter D. Carter (David Niven) is nursing a damaged plane. The crew, or that part of it left alive, has bailed out and only Peter is left -- with a shredded parachute. Knowing that death is near, Peter talks of life to June (Kim Hunter), the young radio operator trying to bring him in. Making the most of his last words, Peter prepares for eternity even as he celebrates the ephemeral. A connection born of extreme pressure forms between them; about to be separated forever, Peter and June fall in love. The twist comes when Conductor 71 (Marius Goring), a Heavenly emissary, makes a mistake; Peter survives his long plunge into the Channel.

    About Director:- Michael Powell (1905-1990) and Emeric Pressburger(1902-1988) were one of the most influential director/producer/writer teamsever to work in films. From the beginning of their partnership in 1938 untiltheir last formal project together in 1957, they made a total of 17 films. Allbut four contained that unique credit, "written, produced, and directed byMichael Powell and Emeric Pressburger," a testament to the intertwiningnature of their work and talents.
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