“It is my duty to invite you to take up the position of being Prime Minister of this United Kingdom.” With the world at war One man took a stand that changed History. Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill faced his most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.
“The Germans have encircled 60 British and French divisions you’re looking at a collapse of Western Europe in the next few days.” As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.
“You have the full weight of the world on your shoulders. We’re facing certain defeat on land of our army and imminent invasion. We must negotiate peace talks.” “When will a lesson be learned you cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth?” The film explores Churchill’s attempt as Prime Minister in 1940 to rally a nation while Nazis roll across Western Europe. “How long have they got if we don’t rescue them?” “Maybe two days, we will need a miracle to get our men out.”
“We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be! We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the land, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets we shall fight in the hills, and we will never surrender!” Directed by Joe Wright from a screenplay written by Anthony McCarten, the ‘Darkest Hour’ cast includes: Lily James, Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn and Kristin Scott Thomas. The film has a theater release date of November 22, 2017.
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