With Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones, Tom Sturridge, Stephen Graham
It is March 1918. Jimmy Raleigh joins up and is posted to the Company of his childhood friend and hero, Captain Stanhope. The group of soldiers prepare for a major German offensive. But Stanhope does not look favourably on the young soldier’s arrival. He is in love with Margaret, Raleigh’s sister, and fears that his friend will tell her that he is an alcoholic. Lieutenant Osborne tries to convince the Captain that Raleigh will do no such thing.
DIRECTOR : SAUL DIBB
Following a decade spent making uncompromising documentaries, Saul Dibb’s first feature film Bullet Boy (2003) was hailed by the critics and won numerous prizes. In 2008 he co-wrote and directed The Duchess, which became the biggest independent British hit of the year, winning several prizes and nominations at prestigious ceremonies, including the Oscars, BAFTA, the Golden Globes… In 2016 he made NW, an adaptation of Zadie Smith’s novel and as yet unreleased in France, which was nominated for two BAFTAs.
Director: Saul Dibb
Writer: Simon Reade
Cinematography: Laurie Rose
Editors: Tania Reddin
Music: Hildur Guonadóttir, Natalie Holt
Source: Swift Productions