PG | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
The film takes place in May 1945.
This is the universe. Big, isn't it?
The opening voice-over states that the movie opens on May 2, 1945, an hour after a 'thousand-bomber raid' (shown as somewhere in the area of Berlin). However, the last area bombing raid of the war in Europe took place on the April 15, 1945 against Potsdam (just west of Berlin). The last large-scale bombing effort was on April 25, 1945 against Pilsen in what is now the Czech Republic and the railyards around Berchtesgaden in Bavaria.
Foreword (Scrolled up the screen at the start of the film): This is a story of two Worlds the one we know and another which exists only in the mind of a young airman whose life & imagination have been violently shaped by war [Pauses, then scrolls up to reveal] Any resemblance to any other world known or unknown is purely coincidental.
The US release was cut to avoid showing the naked shepherd boy in the sand dunes.
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