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The Current War is a american film of genre Drama with Benedict Cumberbatch

The Current War (2018)

The Current War
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Length 1h47
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Biography,    Historical
Rating60% 3.0474453.0474453.0474453.0474453.047445

The Current War est un film américain réalisé par Alfonso Gomez-Rejon présenté en avant-première au festival international du film de Toronto en septembre 2017. Initialement prévu pour être diffusé aux États-Unis en novembre 2017, le film sortira en 2018.

La société The Weinstein Company, qui devait à l'origine distribuer ce film, ayant fait faillite suite à l'affaire Harvey Weinstein, les dates de sorties nationales ont été suspendues ou repoussées.

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À la fin des années 1880, la guerre des courants oppose les deux géants de l'électricité : Thomas Edison et George Westinghouse. Le premier est partisan de l'utilisation du courant continu alors que George Westinghouse, tout comme Nikola Tesla, préfère l'utilisation du courant alternatif.

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