Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Drama, History


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In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.


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  • Lily James in Darkest Hour (2017)
  • Gary Oldman and Randolph Churchill at an event for Darkest Hour (2017)
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  • Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour (2017)
  • Kristin Scott Thomas in Darkest Hour (2017)
  • Lily James in Darkest Hour (2017)

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Director:

Joe Wright

Writer:

Anthony McCarten

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Trivia

Extensive makeup was used to transform Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill, but to call this "aging" makeup would not be entirely accurate. In May 1940, Churchill was 65 years and six months old. Oldman turned 59 during filming.


Quotes

Winston Churchill: I'm coming out in a state of nature!


Goofs

Churchill's secretary is supposed to be an accomplished typist, however Lily James does not hit the space bar when she is striking the keys, and she does not pause to hold down the "shift" key before typing a capital letter.


Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, a series of bells are tolling.

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Genres

Biography | Drama | History | War

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