Directed by Saul Dibb.
Starring Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield, Stephen Graham, Toby Jones, Tom Sturridge, Robert Glenister and Miles Jupp.
In France in 1918, a group of soldiers under the command of a disintegrating officer, are given a mission by their Colonel which they’re told will help bring about the end of World War I. The days count down as they await their fate.
R C Sherriff’s Wwi play, Journey’s End, first saw the light of day back in 1928. Since then, it’s become a novel and has made it onto the screen a number of times, although its last big screen outing was in 1930. In the year that marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, it’s back in cinemas in a new version with a powerful British cast.
The claustrophobic setting is a trench on the front line in France.