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Les heures sombres (2017)

Darkest Hour (original title)
Tous publics | | Biography, Drama, History | 3 January 2018 (France)
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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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Sir John Simon
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Air Chief Marshall Dowding (as Adrian Rawlings)
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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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Never give up. Never give in. See more »


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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$175,006, 26 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,063,177, 18 January 2018
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Gary Oldman is the sixth "Harry Potter" actor to portray Winston Churchill after Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) in Churchill's Secret (2016), Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) in Le discours d'un roi (2010), Brendan Gleeson (Mad Eye Moody) in Au coeur de la tempête (2009), David Ryall (Elphias Doge) in Bertie and Elizabeth (2002), Two Men Went to War (2002) and Le grand Charles (2006), and Robert Hardy (Cornelius Fudge) several times, beginning with Winston Churchill (1981) and including War and Remembrance (1988) and Bomber Harris (1989). See more »

Goofs

Early on in the film a black Riley RM drives past 10 Downing Street. This was a post war model (1945 - 55). Also, a black 1949 - 53 Ford Anglia E494A is seen later on in the film. See more »

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Winston Churchill: Will you stop interrupting me while I am interrupting you!
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Brilliant and emotional
15 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

This film is absolutely brilliant from the acting to the sets..the editing is tight. Thrilling. It took me about 1 minute to accept Gary Oldham as Churchill...after that I was sold.

Probably my favorite film of 2017 so far. Pacing is superb. Historically pretty accurate

It's a must see for any WW2 fans, political fans and Winston Churchill fans.


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