DescriptionMichael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 1943 Technicolor romantic drama follows the life trajectory of British officer Clive Candy through love, war, hope and friendship from the late 19th to the mid 20th Century. During the Boer War, Candy is sent to Berlin to trap a spy. There he befriends a German Officer, Theo marries Edith, the girl Candy is in love with. During the First World War, Candy marries a girl who resembles Edith and helps Theo - now a POW - to get repatriated. He comes back in the Second World War as a Brigadier General and once again encounters Theo.
Based on David Low's satirical comic strip, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is arguably the greatest of all films about what it means to be British.