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Produced by the UK’s Number 9 Films (Colette) this poignant period drama stars a never-better Bill Nighy as a man trying to make a change. Stockport’s Aimee Lou Wood is perfect as a young colleague with a zest for life, and British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro’s script is as delicate and graceful as Oliver Hermanus’ direction.


  • Oliver Hermanus


  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Kazuo Ishiguro


  • Bill Nighy
  • Aimee Lou Wood
  • Tom Burke


In 1953, Williams (Bill Nighy), a veteran civil servant, receives a bleak medical diagnosis that forces him to reevaluate a lonely, work-oriented existence. After a brief flirtation with hedonism and with the help of two young colleagues, Margaret (Aimee Lou Wood) and Peter (Alex Sharp), he sets about creating a legacy he can be proud of.