Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.

Director:

Saul Dibb

Writers:

Simon Reade (screenplay), R.C. Sherriff (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Bettany ... Lieutenant Osborne
Sam Claflin ... Captain Stanhope
Stephen Graham ... 2nd Lt. Trotter
Tom Sturridge ... 2nd Lt. Hibbert
Alaïs Lawson ... Angele
Andy Gathergood ... Sergeant-Major
Jack Riddiford ... Pvt. Evans
Adam Colborne ... Private Graham
Elliot Balchin Elliot Balchin ... Private Peters
Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Private Watson
Asa Butterfield ... Second Lieutenant Raleigh
Derek Barr ... Captain Reid
Nicholas Agnew ... Corporal Pincher
Rupert Wickham Rupert Wickham ... General Raleigh
Miles Jupp ... Captain Hardy
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Storyline

The Western Front, April 1918. With a massive German attack imminent, a company moves up for its 6-day spell on the line. The company is lead by the war-weary, tightly wound, alcoholic Captain Stanhope. Joining the company is 2nd Lieutenant Raleigh, fresh out of training. Raleigh knew Stanhope at school and asked to be assigned to his company. Little does he realise how much Stanhope has changed. Written by grantss

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In the face of fear they found strength in each other. See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and war images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Playwright R.C. Sherriff had seen first-hand the effect of years of war on his friends and knew the fear and terror of waiting for an impending attack, waiting for his journey's end. The characters in the play are a reflection of the men Sherriff had served with in the 9th Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Osborne: Every little noise up there, makes me feel sick.
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Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 11 June 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

We're Here Because We're Here
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Scottish folk tune (" Auld Lang Syne")
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Extremely good, but disturbing, as it should be.
5 February 2018 | by tfn65125See all my reviews

I don't rate myself as an overly emotional person, but I must admit this film hit a raw nerve for me. I had a relative in the First World War, perhaps that enables a better connection? The film really illustrates what an unspeakable tragedy this war was for ordinary young men of that period from a multitude of backgrounds, of course not just from this country. This story has been told and re-told many times over the years since it's release as a play in 1928, but I can't imagine a better adaption than this. The production is superb, the acting utterly compelling. I literally felt emotionally drained after leaving the cinema, it was more than a film, it was an experience I shall not forget, just as we should not forget that terrible war. Incredible film.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

2 February 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Journey's End See more »

Filming Locations:

Wales, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,798, 18 March 2018

Gross USA:

$161,796

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$970,809
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1.85 : 1
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