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The Aeronauts (2019)

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Pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon.

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Tom Harper

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Cast

Credited cast:
Felicity Jones ... Amelia Wren
Eddie Redmayne ... James Glaisher
Himesh Patel ... John Trew
Phoebe Fox ... Antonia
Tom Courtenay ... Arthur Glaisher
Tim McInnerny ... Airy
Vincent Perez ... Pierre Rennes
Rebecca Front ... Aunt Frances
Anne Reid ... Ethel Glaisher
Lewin Lloyd ... Charlie
Robert Glenister ... Ned Chambers
Julian Ferro ... Peddler
Kamil Lemieszewski Kamil Lemieszewski ... Scientist of Royal Society
Mia Hemerling ... Child Servant
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Charles Green
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In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world, they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

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Inspired by a True Adventure


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(Rated PG-13 for some peril and thematic elements) | See all certifications »

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Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,577,000
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Redmayne had a small injury filming a scene on the air balloon and badly sprained an ankle. He had to use a crutch and a cast for a few days. See more »

Quotes

James Glaisher: You are the only person who could fly us higher than anyone has ever been.
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Home to You
Performed by Sigrid
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You really should see this on the big screen! It's amazing!
3 November 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Aeronauts" is an amazing film. After all, it's released by Amazon Pictures....yet has a huge budget. It's also one of the most visually arresting films I've ever seen and MUST be seen on the big screen, not your home television. This is because it's all about a famous balloon flight well over a hundred years ago...one that set a record but nearly killed the folks in the process.

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne must have been cost Amazon a fortune...as well as the amazing aerial scenes (some done with balloons and some CGI...though it all looks amazingly real). It's the story about a world record-setting balloon flight in 1862 that it turns out ISN'T 100% true. Felicity's character actually was a woman balloonist who had died about 40 years BEFORE the film took place! The person who actually did the amazing things she did in the movie was a guy...a guy who received no credit in the film for his actions. This is why although I thoroughly loved the film when I was watching it (preparing to give it a 10), I was very disappointed when I learned the truth about the famous Glaisher flight.


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