Cert: 12A – Contains moderate violence, infrequent strong language.
Saul Dibb / UK 2017 / 1h47m / Digital
Cast: Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge.
From director Saul Dibb ('Bullet Boy') comes this piercing new adaptation of R.C. Sheriff's 1928 anti-war play. In the trenches of World War I, new recruit Lieutenant Raleigh (Asa Butterfield) has pulled strings to join his childhood hero Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin) on the front line. However, in the dugout they are anticipating a massive German advance, and Stanhope is horrified by Raleigh’s arrival. Altered almost beyond recognition by his years at the front, Stanhope is sustained only by one thought: that when the war is over he can return to his beloved, Raleigh’s sister Margaret.