Journey’s End

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Journey’s End

March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of norther France, led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Claflin). With a German offensive imminently approaching, the officers (Bettany, Graham, Sturridge) and their cook (Jones) use food and the memories of their lives before the war to distract themselves, while Stanhope soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with the dread of the inevitable. A young officer, Raleigh (Butterfield), arrives fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting – not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer…
Director: Saul DibbCountry: UKGenre: DramaYear: 2018
Run Time: 01:47:00imdb Score: 7.3/10 (500 votes)Language: EnglishRating: R
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Stephen Graham
“This taut, emotionally wrenching snapshot of both the mythologies and grim realities of war possesses useful reminders about self-deception and abuse of power, especially at a time when bellicose rhetoric and war cabinets seem to be the order of the day.”
Ann Hornaday – WASHINGTON POST

“Antiwar films don’t have to be great to be worthy; this one is very, very good.”
Joe Morgenstern – WALL STREET JOURNAL

“The actors are superb at impressing some humanity onto this ugliness.”
Gayle MacDonald – GLOBE AND MAIL

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