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Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 22 December 2017 (USA)
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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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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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A man with the heart of a nation. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material | See all certifications »
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22 December 2017 (USA)  »

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$175,006, 26 November 2017, Limited Release

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$1,265,825, 11 December 2017
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Sir John Hurt was originally cast as Neville Chamberlain, but had to withdraw due to health issues (he died during filming). The role was then given to Ronald Pickup. See more »

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Winston Churchill: [Exiting the toilet] "Please tell the Privy Seal that I'm sealed in the privy."
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Attended a history class
2 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

I was curious about how Churchill behaved during the tough war time, and how he got things done without necessary support.

One observation which is useful to me. That's everyone will have fear at some moment. No matter he is a prime minister, or a king. Beyond the titles, they are ordinary human. They also need support from their loved ones, and the people surround them to conquer the fear, to gain the confidence.

Another interesting thing I learned from the movie is that Churchill was elected as the prime minister not because he is the perfect one, but because he is the only option for his party. All the PMs/Presidents are the results of compromise among involved stakeholders.

I also came to a more proper understanding about Chamberlain by this movie. In the history class, I didn't quite understand the word of "appeasement". Just simply thought that means Chamberlain was a traitor of his country. In this movie, I got another understanding about Chamberlain's appeasement policy. He just wanted to protect his country and people with the approach which seems making sense at that war time.

The words of "you can not reason with a Tiger when your head is in its mouth" seems quite obvious, but why Chamberlain's appeasement policy got supported at the beginning? I need to google it.


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