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Biopics, Drama, Period and Historical, War Films
During the early days of World War Two there was tremendous division amongst the British government between people who wanted the country to negotiate with Hitler – seeing the war as a lost cause – and those who wanted to fight on, despite seemingly insurmountable odds. At the centre of these debates, newly appointed Prime Minister Winston Churchill was faced with making the decision, as Nazi forces rampaged across Western Europe and the threat of invasion loomed imminent. This witty, engrossing drama tells the story of these events from Churchill’s perspective, providing fresh insight into the mental health of one of the country’s most familiar figures and a document of a remarkable period of history.
A film guide that looks at Darkest Hour (2017), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A rescue mission involving hundreds of thousands of British Allied soldiers takes place on the beaches of Dunkirk at the height of World War Two.
14+ years 106 mins
Colin Firth gives an award-winning performance as the stammering King George VI in British director Tom Hooper's film about the wartime monarch.
11+ years 113 mins
During World War Two, a young woman discovers she has an inspiring way with words when she is taken on as a scriptwriter for propaganda films.
11+ years 117 mins
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We look at Winston Churchill biopic 'Darkest Hour' and how it captures Britain at a time of tremendous uncertainty in the early days of World War Two.
Reading time 8 mins
Biographical documentary 'McQueen' and indie romantic comedy 'The Boy Downstairs' are also new in cinemas, while 'Journey's End' leads this week's DVD releases.
Reading time 3 mins
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