6.8/10
591
10 user 13 critic

War Book (2014)

Trailer
1:41 | Trailer
Eight UK government officials act out their potential response and decisions in a simulated war game scenario in which escalation of nuclear threat between India and Pakistan leads to nuclear war and quite likely the end of the world.

Director:

Tom Harper

Writer:

Jack Thorne
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Set over a long weekend in East Anglia, a surprise phone call from an old university friend, invites Ian and his wife for a few days by the sea. Their hosts, Ollie and Daisy, are a golden ... See full summary »

Stars: Rupert Penry-Jones, Shaun Evans, Genevieve O'Reilly
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When David discovers that his best friend Emily is being forced to leave their caravan park home, he agrees to help her to run away. But after their plan starts to unravel, secrets come to light that transform his life in ways he never imagined.

Director: Tom Harper
Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Holliday Grainger, Ruth Wellman
Wreckers (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A married couple moves back to its childhood village to start a family, but a surprise visit from the husband's brother ignites sibling rivalry and exposes lies embedded in the couple's ... See full summary »

Director: Dictynna Hood
Stars: Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shaun Evans
The Scandalous Lady W (TV Movie 2015)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An eighteenth century drama details the scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley.

Director: Sheree Folkson
Stars: Natalie Dormer, Aneurin Barnard, Shaun Evans
Endeavour (TV Series 2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Sean Rigby
Wild Rose (2018)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star.

Director: Tom Harper
Stars: Julie Walters, Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Shaun Evans ... Tom
Ben Chaplin ... Gary
Kerry Fox ... Maria
Sophie Okonedo ... Philippa
Adeel Akhtar ... Mo
Phoebe Fox ... Kate
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett ... Austin
Nicholas Burns ... James
Antony Sher ... David
Morgan Walters ... Frank
Edit

Storyline

Eight UK government officials act out their potential response and decisions in a simulated war game scenario in which escalation of nuclear threat between India and Pakistan leads to nuclear war and quite likely the end of the world.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Twitter Site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Vészforgatókönyv See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

It was the opening film at the International Filmfestival Rotterdam (IFFR), the Netherlands. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very thought provoking.
12 August 2015 | by carlamartin-42055See all my reviews

Well, this film surprised me! I wasn't sure what I would make of it, and only watched it because it's my day off and I had nothing else to do. What a gem I would have missed. The acting is superb. The subject is emotive. It leaves you with a profound sense of disquiet and unease that will catch you for a long time afterwards. I have learnt a lot about situations that I had no idea could happen, and I learnt a lot about myself. As the film moves forward to its conclusion, and one that is by no means foregone, I found myself agreeing with certain characters, and then changing my mind continually.

Certain incidents in the film may cause you to wonder why they were included, but I felt it only added to the force of the characters. Each person had their strengths and weaknesses, and that was admirably portrayed by the wonderful actors. Did I agree with the conclusion? No I didn't, but then maybe that makes me an idealistic person and maybe I don't have the strength to do the right thing? After all, the right thing to do is individual to each person, and is based on not just facts, but also their life experiences.


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed