DARKEST HOUR (PG)
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Starring: Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn & Lily James
Approx. running time (inc. adverts): 140 minutes
The fate of Britain lies on Winston Churchill’s shoulders, in this historical-drama that tells the story of the country’s darkest – and strongest – hours.
It's 1940 and the world is at war. The force of Nazi Germany is seemingly unstoppable. Britain is forced to watch and wait as enemy armies conquer and creep westwards. Winston Churchill is appointed as Prime Minister.
With allied troops stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk, and support on the home front waning, Churchill is plunged into a tense position. His political rivals take every opportunity to criticize and challenge his decisions, determined to tear him down, creating an atmosphere of division within the halls of parliament. And as the sirens wail in the night, forcing the British people to hide from the terrors in the sky, morale across the country begins to fade.
As Hitler's power grows, the fate of the nation rests in Churchill's hands and he must make an impossible decision – sacrifice his values and negotiate with the Führer, or risk everything and convince the British people to stand up and fight for what they have and everything they could be. He must find a flicker of hope in the country's darkest hour.