Watership Down

Watership Down

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Nestled among the peaceful meadows of country England lives an idyllic community of rabbits. When warned that their warren will be destroyed, a small group escapes into the unknown countryside in search of a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver (Richard Briers, Peter Pan), the courageous Bigwig (Michael Graham Cox, The Lord of The Rings), the clever Blackberry (Simon Cadell, Enemy at the Door), and the honourable Hazel (John Hurt, 1984), the rabbits face daunting challenges as they struggle to pursue their dream, battling the vicious General Woundwort (Harry Andrews, The Agony and the Ecstasy), the cruel leader of another warren, but also making an unlikely friend – a batty seagull named Kehaar (Zero Mostel, The Producers, in his final film appearance). Based upon the acclaimed novel by Richard Adams, director Martin Rosen (The Plague Dogs) brilliantly frames the tale from the rabbits' point of view, while the affecting, painterly animation style further allows the viewer to identify with each character's engrossing journey. Over 40 years since its initial theatrical release, Watership Down remains a compelling tale of courage, loyalty and thrilling adventure.
Starring John Hurt, Richard Briers, Michael Graham Cox
Director Martin Rosen