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

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

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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »
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The names on the Anglo-German Fellowship document are as follows: Eckhard Schafer, Jurgen Fischer, Kurt Weber, Heinrich Krause, Hans Fuchs, Werner Schmidt, Helmut Baumann, Frau Sofia Mayer, George Johnson, Lady Gillian Syth, Edward Chapman, Harold Cole, Mrs. Norah Briscoe, Raymond Davis Hughes, Dr. Arthur Owens, and Duncan Scot*. (*The final letter(s) of Duncan's name were cut off in frame.) See more »

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By September 1939, the UK radar early warning system (Chain Home) was fully operational and had been effective for some years. The area around Bexhill, being particularly well covered and able to detect aircraft down to 50ft above the water. It is unthinkable that an aircraft of the size of a Ju-52 could get anywhere close to landfall without being intercepted. See more »

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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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Wheels on the Bus (Die Räder vom Bus)
Written by Verna Hills
Performed by The Augusta Victoria Girls
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Good little movie
20 January 2021 | by robsmuffinsSee all my reviews

I though Eddie Izzard was surprisingly good in the leading roll ,and the story just got on with things . Definitely worth a watch . Who doesnt like seeing nazis plans scuppered.


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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$51,315, 28 March 2021

Gross USA:

$131,231

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,130,887
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2.35 : 1
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