A witty and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way in the world in the mayhem of war.
Director: Lone scherfig
Cast includes: gemma arterton, bill nighy, SAM CLAFLIN
117 mins / 2016 / uk
1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use “a woman’s touch,” the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter for the female dialogue. Catrin's natural flair quickly gets her noticed by lead scriptwriter Buckley.
Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.
A witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies.