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Darkest Hour

Using the virtuosic camerawork on display in his earlier foray into World War II, Atonement, and crucially allowing Gary Oldman to give a gargantuan performance soaked in gravitas, Joe Wright manages to imbue a well-worn pillar of history with freshness and flair.

Directors

  • Joe Wright

Writers

  • Anthony McCarten

Cast

  • Gary Oldman
  • Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Lily James
  • Stephen Dillane
  • Ronald Pickup
  • Ben Mendelsohn

Synopsis

On the eve of World War II, having recently been instated as Prime Minister, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must confront the impending invasion of Nazi forces across Europe and withstand his darkest hour.