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UK, Aug. 15, 1939: 17 days before WWII, an English teacher and his camera disappear on a coastal boarding school with 20 German teen girls. Miller gets the job 6 days later, secretly trying to find out what happened.

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Andy Goddard

Writers:

Eddie Izzard (story by), Celyn Jones (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Lindsay ... Wheatley
Judi Dench ... Miss Rocholl
Eddie Izzard ... Thomas Miller
Jim Broadbent ... Charlie
Maria Dragus ... Astrid
Luisa-Céline Gaffron Luisa-Céline Gaffron ... Sigrid
Daria Wolf Daria Wolf ... Leta
Bianca Nawrath ... Paula
Carla Juri ... Ilse
Franziska Brandmeier ... Beatrix
Tijan Marei ... Gretel
Kevin Eldon ... Sergeant Simmons
Toby Hadoke Toby Hadoke ... Music Hall Comic
Andrew Byron ... German Minister
Joe Bone ... Jackie
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Storyline

Summer 1939. Influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English seaside town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But the authorities believe he is the problem. Written by Andy Evans

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world war two | See All (1) »

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Based on Incredible True Events See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The title of the film is nothing to do with the Doomsday Clock, which was not introduced until 8 years after the events of the film, and is nothing to do with British Intelligence. As the character of Captsin Drey explains in the film itself, it refers to Miller's Intelligence phone contact number which is Whitehall 1154. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie the announcement of war with Germany to the British people was made by Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, NOT by Winston Churchill. The announcement was made Sept 3, 1939. Churchill did not become Prime Minister until May 10, 1940. See more »

Quotes

Miss Rocholl: What bring you here Mr. Miller? What sort of English man would accept a position teaching Herr Hitler's league of German girls?
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Jerusalem
Written by William Blake
Music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (as Hubert Parry)
Performed by The Augusta Victoria Girls
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Entertaining
27 November 2020 | by hankee-48414See all my reviews

Some other comments here are probably accurate but I thought it an entertaining yarn. Worth watching.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Six Minutes to Midnight See more »

Filming Locations:

Wales, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,315, 28 March 2021

Gross USA:

$115,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$296,441
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2.35 : 1
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