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Darkest Hour

Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor.

Gary Oldman is hot favourite to nab a fair few awards (and possibly a Knighthood) for his fiery performance as Winston Churchill, in Joe Wright's (Atonement) rousing drama about the four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill's courage to lead changed the course of world history.

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. 

As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. 

While manoeuvring his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. 

Also starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn and Lily Jame, Darkest Hour is a high-octane political thriller that's not to be missed.

Event Information

Running Time: 2hrs 5mins

BBFC Advice: PG

Director(s): Joe Wright

Country of Origin: UK

Year of release:

Language(s): English

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