A Matter of Life and Death

by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger 1h44min United Kingdom 1946
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A Matter of Life and Death
by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Status of the VoD copy


  • David Niven : Le chef d'escadrille Peter Carter
  • Kim Hunter : June
  • Roger Livesey : Le docteur Frank Reeves
  • Richard Attenborough : Peter, le pilote anglais
  • And with: Marius Goring, Raymond Massey, Bob Roberts, Abraham Sofaer, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron


  • Director Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
  • Scenario Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
  • Photo director Jack Cardiff
  • Set Design Alfred Junge
  • Costume Design Hein Heckroth
  • Sound C.C. Stevens
  • Editing Reginald Mills, John Seabourne Sr.
  • Original music Allan Gray
  • Producer Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
  • Production Compagny The Archers
  • Distributor ITV Angleterre

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1946
  • Release date for France09/10/1947
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White / Colors
  • LanguageEnglish
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