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Testament of Youth (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  16 January 2015 (UK)
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A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.

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A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.

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Divided by war. United by love.


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: Rated PG-13 for thematic material including bloody and disturbing war related images | See all certifications »
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$53,000 (USA) (5 June 2015)

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$1,265,700 (USA) (17 July 2015)
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Alicia Vikander and cinematography Rob Hardy worked together on Ex Machina (2015) See more »

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Roland was killed in 1915, however, he is pictured fully outfitted in 1916-17 uniform and gear. See more »

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Vera Brittain: Her mind was like a spring-tide in full flood; rich, shining, vigorous, and capable of infinite variety.
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Elegantly filmed piece portraying the futility of war
23 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

23 January 2015 Film of Choice at The Plaza Dorchester Tonight - Testament of Youth. Based on the book by Vera Brittain which is a best selling account of her experiences during the First World War, this film follows the life of Vera herself during those harrowing times. Starting out gently, we follow Vera, her brother and his friends from their comfortable life in the country to the eve of the war in 1914 and beyond. I say gently because this film eases you into what was one of the horrors of recent history, a time which shattered people and ruined lives forever. After fighting so hard to get to Oxford, Vera then gives it all up to become a nurse, a journey which ultimately takes her to France and gives her first hand experience of the massacre that war dishes out. There is a romantic thread running through the film but her strongest bond is with her brother and her world is torn apart when he signs up to fight. Vera was played beautifully by Alicia Vikander, a Swedish actress who I am not familiar with, but she had look of Emily Blunt in her facial expressions and mannerisms, and unfortunately did not seem to age at all during the film, not even in grief. However that is my only criticism in an elegantly shot film even when covering the abomination that is war. Another cinematic experience to make you think.


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