Directed by cult British director John Krish, this noirish docudrama film was sponsored by the Army Kinema Corporation. A tightly plotted script shows British POWs enduring brainwashing and torture during the Korean War. The film was labelled 'restricted' and withheld from the public until 2004. It was only shown as a military instruction film to teach officers and cleared staff what one had to expect if ever captured and interrogated by the enemy.

Performed by very good actors such as Ray Brooks and Wilfrid Brambell, with Alan Dobie as an intelligence officer who is caught and subjected to tortures now hideously familiar from the war on terror such as waterboarding, Captured illuminates its historical time yet has immediate relevance for our own. The miserable landscape that functions as a rather convincing North Korea is in fact near Chobham in Surrey. 

Filmmaker
John Krish
Country
United Kingdom
Year
1959
Medium
File
Length
64’
Language
English
Producer
Hindle Edgar
Production Company
World Wide Pictures
Sales
Imperial War Museum
Writer
John Krish
Cinematography
Michael Reed
Editor
Arthur Stevens
Sound Design
Peter Gilpin
Cast
Wilfrid Brambell, Ray Brooks, Alan Dobie, Mark Eden, Anthony Farrar-Hockley, Gerald Flood, Bernard Fox