Chariots of fire

United Kingdom, 1981

Film
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Historical drama based on a true story of two members of Britain’s 1924 Olympic team, Harold Abrahams, a Jew running to prove himself in the face of the subtle hostility he found in his British environment, and Eric Liddell, a deeply religious man who refused to run on the Sabbath. Academy Award winner for Best Picture.

Credits

director
Duration

01:58:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36490

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Biographical

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Anti-semitism

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Olympics

People → Biographical films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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