Their Finest (12A)

Director

Lone Scherfig

Year

2017

Country

UK | Sweden

Length

117 mins

Cast

Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

During the London Blitz of World War II, Catrin Cole is recruited by the British Ministry of Information to write scripts for propaganda films that the public will actually watch without scoffing. In the line of her new duties, Cole investigates the story of two young women who supposedly piloted a boat in the Dunkirk Evacuation and the story becomes the basis for a fictional film with some possible appeal. As Cole labours to write the script with her new colleague Tom Buckley, veteran actor Ambrose Hilliard must accept that his days as a leading man are over as he joins the project. Together, this disparate trio must struggle against such complications as sexism against Cole, jealous relatives, and political interference in their artistic decisions as London endures the bombs of the enemy. In the face of those challenges, they share a hope to contribute something meaningful in this time of war and in their own lives.

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