- 117 min
- UK, Sweden
- comedy, drama, romance
A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.
Director: Lone Scherfig
Screenwriter: Gaby Chiappe
Lone Scherfig is a Danish film director and screenwriter who has been involved with the Dogme 95 film movement and who has been widely critically acclaimed for several of her movies, including the Oscar-nominated film An Education.
as Catrin Cole
as Tom Buckley
as Ambrose Hilliard
as Roger Swain
as Ellis Cole
as Sophie Smith
as Sammy Smith
as Carl Lundbeck
as Phyl Moore
as Secretary of War
as Raymond Parfitt
as Gabriel Baker
as Movietone Newsreader
as Mortuary Nurse
as Alex, the Director
as Cecy/Mrs Brown (Careless Talk...
Editor: Lucia Zucchetti
Casting: Lucy Bevan
Director Of Photography: Sebastian Blenkov
Costume Design: Charlotte Walter
Associate Producer: Richard Mansell
Production Design: Alice Normington
Source: based on the novel by Lissa Evans
Tagline: In the fight for freedom everyone played a part.
Genres: comedy, drama, romance, war
Categories: war filmmaking, dunkirk france, propaganda film, london blitz, year 1940, screenwriter, world war two, england, workplace romance, reference to winston churchill, devon england, war time, filmmaking, london england, london underground, bloomsbury london, blitzkrieg
Runtime: 117 min
Country: UK, Sweden, France
Language: English, Hungarian, Polish, French
Color: Color, Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
There's a sweet love story and some wonderful work by an array of British actors. My heavens, this is charming, rib-tickling escapism.
Arterton is excellent, her chemistry with Claflin absolute perfection, the two actors disappearing into their respective roles.
Scherfig has shot the film in a soft-focus wash of chestnut and sepia tones -- the colours of nostalgia -- and the screenplay catches Evans' tone without being quite as funny as the book, despite Nighy's Ambrose.