The Current War

The Current War
The Current War

Year

2017

Duration

108 minutes

Genres

Based on a true story, Period and Historical

Language

English

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Synopsis

Americans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse were two of the greatest inventors of the industrial age. In the 1880s, they would put forward competing electric systems which would become known as the ‘war of the currents’, a battle of science and business to determine which would power the modern world. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison ends up lighting the whole of Manhattan. However, Westinghouse has a powerful ally of his own in Nikola Tesla, who believes he has found serious flaws in Edison’s design, proposing their own alternative. ‘The Current War’ is an educational insight into some of the most influential individuals of the time period, and a pivotal moment in scientific advancement.

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12 Classification

Moderate bloody images, execution scenes

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