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Darkest Hour (2017)

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During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

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Air Chief Marshall Dowding (as Adrian Rawlings)
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Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. Written by Focus Features

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Never, never, never surrender. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material | See all certifications »

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22 December 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las horas más oscuras  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$175,006, 26 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,063,177, 18 January 2018
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Trivia

The film takes place in May, 1940. In real life, Elizabeth Layton didn't become Churchill's secretary until 1941. See more »

Goofs

The conversation between Churchill and the public while riding the Underground continues for more than 5 minutes, but the journey from St James' Park to Westminster takes less than 2 minutes. See more »

Quotes

Winston Churchill: [In the toilet] Please tell the Privy Seal that I'm sealed in the privy and I can only deal with one shit at a time.
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 10 January 2018 (2018) See more »

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Wonderfully refreshing look at Churchill
25 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm sure I am not alone in having seen everything ever filmed about the man.

But this is nothing like I have seen before. He is so funny.

We see his ability to make jokes like never before and there is more here than just dry sarcastic references.

He keeps us in stitches. He must have told 25 jokes.

This film starts in the days when Chamberlain knows he cannot continue as prime minister, alongside the crippling uncertainty of his cabinet meetings, and through to when the entire country, as a result of his speeches, stands firmly behind Churchill as war leader.

What surprised me the most was how large a role the opposition party played in Churchill's rise to power.

Excellent supporting cast from those distinguished actors we have seen in many BBC productions and "Game of Thrones".

Ben Mendelsohn's portrayal of King George VI was stunningly well done.

A real delight at Tiff - too bad no Q&A for my screening.


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