The Darkest Hour – Joe Wright – 2h06
Featuring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn
Genre : Historical drama
Nationalities : British
A brilliant politician full of nerve, Winston Churchill stands out as one of the pillars of the British parliament. But, at 65 years of age, his candidacy for Prime Minister seems unlikely. Regardless, he is nominated as a matter of urgency on the 10th of May 1940, after Neville Chamberlain announces his retirement, and in the dramatic context of the fall of neighbouring Allied countries to the Nazi Reich, as well as 200,000 British troops stranded in Dunkirk.
Whilst the possibility of a German invasion draws ever closer, Churchill is informed that his King, George VI, remains very sceptical of his ability to resolve this crisis. Churchill is then faced with a seemingly insurmountable dilemma: negotiate a peace treaty with Nazi Germany and spare the British people what appears to be a grim fate, or mobilise the country and fight till the bitter end.
With the support of Clementine, his wife of 31 years, he turns to the British public to find the strength to hold strong and fight to defend the ideals, the independence, and the freedom of his country. With his words as his sword, and his tireless secretary as his rock, Winston Churchill must write the speech to lift the nation and change the course of history.