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Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 22 December 2017 (USA)
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During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

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King George VI
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Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. Written by Focus Features

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A man with the heart of a nation. See more »

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Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material | See all certifications »
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22 December 2017 (USA)  »

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A Hora Mais Negra  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$175,006, 26 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,490,848, 14 December 2017
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Ronald Pickup (Neville Chamberlain) previously played Winston Churchill's father Lord Randolph Churchill in Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974). See more »

Quotes

Winston Churchill: Will you stop interrupting me while I am interrupting you!
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Gud 2017 movie
7 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Incredible screenplay, visionary directing, outrageous acting, and riveting sound!

The inspiration, as per the screenwriter Anthony McCarten came from 4 speeches given by Churchill over the course of several weeks by Churchill, which makes up the period of the movie. The film exercises restraint in its emotive aesthetic choices - which coupled with the sound by Dario Marianelli- provide the supporting cloth for the actors' and actresses' visceral performances. The result is a portrayal which is honest, heartfelt, and magical.


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