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Darkest Hour is a British film of genre Drama directed by Joe Wright released in USA on 22 november 2017 with Gary Oldman

Darkest Hour (2017)

Darkest Hour
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Released in USA 22 november 2017
Length 2h5
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Historical
Rating73% 3.6999053.6999053.6999053.6999053.699905

Les Heures sombres ou L'Heure la plus sombre au Québec (Darkest Hour) est un drame historique britannique réalisé par Joe Wright, sorti en salles en 2017.

Le film raconte les quelques jours entre l'arrivée au pouvoir de Winston Churchill, fraîchement nommé Premier ministre, et son succès face aux politiciens partisans de négociations de paix avec l'Allemagne, notamment dans son propre parti. Ces événements sont encadrés par deux des plus célèbres discours de Churchill, celui du 13 mai et celui du 4 juin 1940. Les choix de Churchill vis-à-vis de la bataille de Dunkerque ou de ses alliés sont également présentés, tout comme ses rapports parfois difficiles avec le roi George VI, et l'union politique qu'il obtient à la Chambre, lui permettant d'avoir le soutien politique nécessaire pour diriger le pays.

Synopsis

Se déroulant entre le 9 mai 1940 (la veille de l’offensive allemande) et début juin 1940, le film se focalise sur le personnage de Churchill et son entourage, en partie par l'œil de sa nouvelle secrétaire privée , chargée de taper télégrammes et courriers. D'abord pressenti comme prochain Premier ministre, Churchill se heurte à une opposition favorable à des pourparlers de paix (en premier Lord Halifax et Chamberlain). Puis on le suit à la tête du gouvernement, dans les affres de la douleur des choix difficiles. Notamment lorsque la guerre éclair refoule les 300 000 hommes de l'armée britannique à Dunkerque, le dos à la mer. Churchill ordonne le sacrifice d'une unité chargée d'une diversion (30e brigade motorisée commandée par le brigadier Nicholson à Calais) et la mobilisation des embarcations civiles pour secourir les armées française et anglaise encerclées à Dunkerque : c'est l'« opération Dynamo » qui débute le 26 mai.

Actors

Gary Oldman

(Winston Churchill)
Ben Mendelsohn

(George VI)
Kristin Scott Thomas

(Clementine Churchill)
Ronald Pickup

(Neville Chamberlain)
Lily James

(Elizabeth Layton)
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