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By Mark Cousins  

Went the day well?: a profound study of Englishness by a Brazilian director

 

Went the day well?: a profound study of Englishness by a Brazilian director

Went the Day Well? On re-release 9th-31st July, BFI

The year is 1940 and it’s an average day in the English village of Bramley End. Soldiers arrive and the locals greet them. But something’s awry. These soldiers eat Viennese chocolate. When they write “7,” they put a cross through it. Gradually it dawns on the villagers: the soldiers are German, and Britain has been invaded. The villagers react with surprising violence. The story is told in flashback, from…

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