October 13, 2018
I just watched this and it is depressing. It's probably the most realistic movie on the real life suffering after a nuclear war and everyone should watch it at least once in their life. The movie starts as smoldering embers and later ignites into a hellish inferno only to collapse into a black, dusty heap of ashes by the end. Be patient with how it evolves. That's part of the realism. Also, it might take 5 minutes to adapt to the accents. But definitely find 2 hrs to watch it. Here's the description by my friends at Wikipedia: Threads is a 1984 British apocalyptic war drama television film jointly produced by the BBC, Nine Network and Western-World Television Inc. Written by Barry Hines, and directed and produced by Mick Jackson, it is a docudrama account of nuclear war and its effects on the city of Sheffield in Northern England. The plot centres on two families as a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union erupts. As the nuclear exchange between NATO and the Warsaw Pact begins, the film depicts the medical, economic, social and environmental consequences of nuclear war.