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  • Director

    Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

  • Starring

    David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Marius Goring, Raymond Massey

  • Run Time

    100 mins

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A Matter of Life and Death


In this delightful, delirious fantasy from Powell and Pressburger, David Niven plays an RAF pilot whose plane is shot down over the English coast. Ejecting, he leaps to safety – without a parachute. Or does he?

Before long, he finds himself standing in a celestial court, where a jury will decide his fate: to go to Heaven, or remain on Earth. And all the while, he yearns for the American radio operator (Kim Hunter) with whom he fell in love, mere minutes before...

Beautifully shot, artfully designed, this was Powell's personal favourite of all his films, and the one, according to his widow, legendary editor Thelma Schoonmaker, which most expresses his own personality: intensely romantic, utterly fearless.

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