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A Matter of Life and Death

Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
United Kingdom, 1946
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, War

Synopsis

Fantasy film about Peter Carter, a World War II RAF pilot who is forced to bail out of his crippled plane without a parachute. He wakes up to find he has landed on Earth utterly unharmed… which wasn’t supposed to happen according to the rules of Heaven.
(Also known as Stairway to Heaven.)

Synopsis

Fantasy film about Peter Carter, a World War II RAF pilot who is forced to bail out of his crippled plane without a parachute. He wakes up to find he has landed on Earth utterly unharmed… which wasn’t supposed to happen according to the rules of Heaven.
(Also known as Stairway to Heaven.)

A Matter of Life and DeathDirected byMichael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

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Cannes Film Festival
1986

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