Based on the best-selling book by Michael Foreman, War Game
is the award-winning animated story of three English boys who leave their idyllic country lives to fight in the trenches of World War One. During a ceasefire on Christmas Day 1914, as if by a miracle, a soccer match is started between the Germans and the English soldiers, fulfilling a long-held dream of the three protagonists to one day play football for England. This powerful, moving story for the whole family features the voice of Kate Winslet, among others.
From the award-winning book by Michael Forman, War Game is a beautifully animated story showing the ability of human spirit to exist even in the harshest conditions. It follows a group of young Englishmen to the trenches of World War One and the realisation of their dream to play football for England, be it only during a Christmas day ceasefire in 1914. The event has gone down as folk law history and this lovingly produced film charts the actual participant journey from tranquil village life to war side drama, and a young man's eyes opening to the harsh realities of war. SPECIAL FEATURES Interviews with author Michael Foreman, producer Iain Harvey and director Dave Unwin; Commentaries by Michael Foreman, Iain Harvey and Dave Unwin, An exclusive look into the animation process with line test dequences and the original character drawings; A moving photo gallery, an exclusive preview presentation of 'War Boy' and the original promotional trailers.