Tuesday, September 20, 2016

It Happened Here (1965)

Lopert Pictures
Directed by Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

In an alternative history, the Nazi's win WWII and occupy England. There is an active underground resistance, but one nurse decides to make the best of the situation and takes a job as a "black shirt" and works for the regime. She is subject to intense propaganda and eventually buys into it. While visiting some old friends she reluctantly agrees to help them with an injured resistance member. Her superiors find out and transfer her to a "hospital" where forced euthanasia is used on immigrants. She protests but is arrested and joins the resistance. A low budget helps gives this an authentic, documentary feel, replicated newsreels are especially effective, but the acting, mostly amateurs, suffers.

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