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si7i20:9 WIKIPEDIA Darkest Hour (film) Darkest Hour (fm) - Wikipedia Darkest Hour is 2 2017 war drama film directed by Joe Wright and written by Anthony McCarten, Set in May 1940, it stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill and is an account of his early days as Prime Minister during World War II and the May 1940 War Cabinet Crisis, while Nazi Germany's Wehrmacht swept across Western Europe and threatened to defeat the United Kingdom. The German advance leads to friction at the highest levels of government between those who would make a peace treaty with Adolf Hitler, and Churchill, who refused. The film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, and Ronald Pickup. ‘The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on 1 September 2017.61 and it was also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.!7I It began a limited release in the United States on 22 November 2017, followed by general release on 22 December, and was released on 12 January 2018 in the United Kingdom.'*! The film grossed $150 million worldwide and received ‘mainly positive reviews from critics, especially with regard to Oldman's physical transformation and acting, with many considering it to be one of the best performances of his career. ‘The film earned Oldman his first Academy Award for Best Actor, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor — Motion Picture Drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role! At the goth Academy Awards the film earned six ‘nominations, including Best Picture, and won for Best Actor and Best ‘Makeup and Hairstyling. At the 71st British Academy Film Awards it received nine nominations including Best Film and Outstanding British Film,{0l Contents Plot cast Production Reception Box office Critical response Home media Historical accuracy ‘Awards and honours Sequel hitpsifen wikipedia orgiwkiDarkest_ Hour_{fm) Darkest Hour Directed by Produced by Written by Sta Music by Cinematography Edited by Production company Distributed by Theatrical release poster Joe Wright Tim Bevan Lisa Bruce Eric Felner Anthony McCarten Douglas Urbanski Anthony McCarten Gary Oldman Kristin Scott Thomas Lily James Stephen Dillane Ronald Pickup Ben Mendelsohn Dario Marianelli Bruno Delbonnel Valerio Bonelli Perfect World Pictures Working Title Films Focus Features 8 si7i20:9 Darkest Hour (fm) - Wikipedia Seo also Universal References Pictures!) External links Release date 1 September 2017 (Telluride) Plot 22 November 2017 a (United States) In May 194, the opposition Labour Party in Parliament demands the 42 January 2018 resignation of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain for being too (Unted Kingdom) weak in the face of the Nazi onslaught. Chamberlain tells Conservative Party advisers that he wants Lord Halifax as his successor, but Halifax [Running time 125 minutes! does not feel the time is right. Chamberlain is forced to choose the only Country United Kingdom ‘man whom the opposition parties will accept: Winston Churchill, the United States!) First Lord of the Admiralty, who had correctly predicted the danger from Adolf Hitler before the war. Language Engish Budget $30 milion!) Churchill tries to dismiss his new sceretary Elizabeth Layton for | Box office $150.9 milion! mishearing him, which earns him a rebuke from his wife Clementine, King George VI, who strongly distrusts Churchill due to his support for his brother Edward VIII during the Abdication Crisis, reluctantly invites him to form a government. Churchill includes Chamberlain (as Lord President of the Council) and Halifax (as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs). That day, Germany invades Belgium and the ‘Netherlands, Churchill has a poor reputation in Parliament because of his record in the Admiralty, his role in the Gallipoli Campaign in the First World War, his views on India and his past defection to the Liberal Party. Parliament reacts coolly to Churchill's first speech promising "Blood, toil, tears and sweat". Chamberlain and Halifax are appalled by Churchill's refusal to negotiate for peace, and begin to plan to resign from the government to force a vote of no confidence, creating a situation in which Halifax would presumably become the Prime Minister. After they attempt to force him to admit this in writing, Churchill reminds Chamberlain of his role in the 1938 Munich Agreement and the failure of appeasement. ‘Churchill visits French Prime Minister Paul Reynaud, who thinks Churchill delusional for not at least admitting that the Allies are losing the Battle of France, while Churchill becomes furious that the French do not even have a plan to counterattack, Although U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt is sympathetic to Churchill's plight, he is limited in action by an isolationist Congress and the Neutrality Acts. Churchill draws ire from his cabinet and his own advisers for delivering a radio address in which he falsely implies the Allies to be winning the war, earning him a rebuke from the King, Halifax and Chamberlain continue to push to use Italian Ambassador Giuseppe Bastianini as intermediary to negotiate with Germany. ‘The British Expeditionary Force is trapped at Dunkirk and Calais. Against the advice of the War Cabinet, Churchill orders Brigadier Claude Nicholson in Calais to lead the goth Infantry Brigade in a rear guard action to distract the enemy and buy time for the soldiers at Dunkirk to evacuate. Layton’s brother is killed during the retreat. ‘The debacle in France causes the War Cabinet to support negotiating with Germany. Under heavy pressure, Churchill agrees to consider a negotiated peace, but is unable to bring himself to dictate a letter requesting peace with Hitler. George VI unexpectedly visits Churchill; the King explains that he has come to like Churchill, and encourages him to continue the war. Still uncertain of what to do, Churchill impulsively rides the London Underground (for the first time in his life) and asks the startled passengers their opinion; the civilians unanimously want to continue to fight. Churchill meets with the Outer Cabinet" and other Members of Parliament, and receives their support. The ‘evacuation of troops from Dunkirk, Operation Dynamo, is successful. hitpsifen wikipedia orgiwkiDarkest_ Hour_{fm) 28 srrzo19 Darkest Hour (m= Wikipedia As Churchill prepares to address Parliament, Halifax asks Chamberlain to continue with their plan to resign, but Chamberlain decides to listen to the address first. Toward the end of his speech, Churchill proclaims that "we shall fight on the beaches” should the Germans invade. Chamberlain decides to support Churchill, and Parliament applauds the Prime Minister's defiance. The film ends by stating that Operation Dynamo rescued over 300,000 allied soldiers; Chamberlain would die of cancer in December 1940 while Halifax would be dismissed from the war cabinet and instated as the Ambassador to the United States; and that the Allies would finally defeat Germany in May 1945, after which Churchill was voted out of power in the general election. Cast + Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill + Kristin Scott Thomas as Clementine Churchill + Lily James as Elizabeth Layton + Stephen Dillane as Viscount Halifax + Ronald Pickup as Neville Chamberlain + Samuel West as Sir Anthony Eden + Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI * Richard Lumsden as General Ismay + Malcolm Storry as General Ironside + Nicholas Jones as Sir John Simon + David Schofield as Clement Attlee + Hilton McRae as Arthur Greenwood + Benjamin Whitrow as Sir Samuel Hoare. + Joe Armstrong as John Evans + Adrian Rawlins as Air Chief Marshal Dowding + David Bamber as Admiral Ramsay + Paul Leonard as Admiral Dudley Pound American actor David Strathairn provided the voice of President Roosevelt, heard on a phone call with Churebill. Samuel West is credited as playing “Sir” Anthony Eden, though Eden did not become a knight until 1954, when he was appointed to the Order of the Garter. This was the final film role for Benjamin Whitrow, who died, aged 80, a few days after the September premiere of the film.21 Production On 5 February 2015, it was announced that Working Title Films had acquired Darkest Hour, a speculative screenplay by The Theory of Everything screenwriter Anthony McCarten, about Winston Churchill in the early days of World War 11.031 (On 29 March 2016, it was reported that Joe Wright was in talks to direct the film."4] In April 2016, Gary Oldman was reported to be in talks to play ‘Churehil.5! On 6 September 2016, it was announced that Focus Features ‘would release the film in the United States on 24 November 2017, while Ben Mendelsohn was set to play King George VI and Kristin Scott Thomas ‘was cast as Clementine Churchill.{*] On 8 November 2016, Stephen Dillane joined the east.'61 Filming took place at the John Rylands Library in Manchester, England as well as the Town Hall By November 2016, Darkest Hour had begun principal photography, !"7! and it was reported that Dario Marianelli would score the film.(*) For his role as Churchill, Oldman spent over 200 hours having make-up applied, and smoked over 400 cigars (worth about $20,000) during filming.”91l4] Filming took place in Manchester, England at both the Town Hall and John Rylands Library, both doubling for the Houses of Parliament and feature heavily inthe film.{201 hitpsifen wikipedia orgiwkiDarkest_ Hour_{fm) ae