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Darkest Hour

British Prime Minister must choose between negotiating with Hitler or fighting on for victory.


Why watch this film?

An astonishing performance from Gary Oldman, who won an Oscar for Best Actor for playing Winston Churchill at one of the most dramatic moments in human history, when Hitler and the Nazis ruled over France and threatened Britain. Appointed as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Churchill must rally the people and the dissonant political forces to reestablish the country’s military order—and then ensure victory for the Allies. Though with poetic liberties, director Joe Wright's (Pride & Prejudice) feature manages to portray the complicated personality of the statesman—which gives even more luster to Oldman’s work. It is worth mentioning that 'Darkest Hour' covers all the behind-the-scenes of the so-called \"Operation Dynamo\", which makes it a perfect pair to watch before or after 'Dunkirk', a production by Christopher Nolan that covers exactly the same facts, but from the view of the combatants on French territory.



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Plot summary

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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