Their Finest

Their Finest

  • R
  • 2017
  • 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

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

Carried along by a winning performance from Gemma Arterton, Their Finest smoothly combines comedy and wartime drama to crowd-pleasing effect.


  • Lone Scherfig
    Lone Scherfig

    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.

Main Cast


Source: based on the novel by Lissa Evans

Tagline: In the fight for freedom everyone played a part.

Genres: comedy, drama, romance, war

Certificate: R

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


Year: 2017

Runtime: 117 min

Country: UK, Sweden, France

Language: English, Hungarian, Polish, French

Color: Color, Black and White

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Also Known As

  • L'ora più bella (IT)
  • Une belle rencontre (FR)
  • Ihre beste Stunde (DE)
  • Su mejor historia (ES)
  • Sua Melhor História (BR)


  • John Doyle (Globe and Mail)

    There's a sweet love story and some wonderful work by an array of British actors. My heavens, this is charming, rib-tickling escapism.

  • Sara Michelle Fetters (

    Arterton is excellent, her chemistry with Claflin absolute perfection, the two actors disappearing into their respective roles.

  • Sandra Hall (Sydney Morning Herald)

    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.