Cloudburst

October 11, 2013 at 1:57 am (5 Heads, Cloudburst) (, , , )

Cloudburst – 1951 – England

A cloudburst is a sudden heavy rainfall. Cloudburst’s title might be metaphorically related to the film’s plot. A cryptographer and his wife were part of the British resistance during World War II. With the war over, they dream of starting a family until the wife is killed in a hit-and-run by criminals fleeing a caper. Shocked by grief, the cryptographer hunts the crooks, aided by his contacts from the former resistance and pursued by a wily Scotland Yard investigator. The cryptographer murders the crooks by poetically running them over in a car. In the final scene, he stoically surrenders to the police and is presumably hanged.

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