Film of the Day – Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman stars in the 2017 Oscar Winning biopic, Darkest Hour. The film, covering the most daunting challenge and greatest triumph of wartime Prime Minister and national legend Winston Churchill, features Oldman in the lead role while also boasting strong supporting performances from Lily James, Kristen Scott Thomas and Ben Mendelsohn.

The film picks up in a 1930s Britain on the precipice of all-out war. The nation’s most recent Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, has resigned leaving the eccentric, cigar-loving Winston Churchill to lead Britain through its bleakest period in modern history. With fascist forces running rampant through mainland Europe and with his trouble on his home soil – King George VI (Mendelsohn) doesn’t trust him and members of his own party conspire in the shadows to replace him – Churchill must decide to pursue peace with the Germans to avoid national disaster or stick to his guns and change the course of world history.

 

Darkest Hour – Available on Sky Store as of Monday 2nd of July.

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