Friday, 16 November 2018, 20:00
Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)
Programme category: Forest Row Film Society
“The first world war is one of the 20th century’s oldest, grimmest tales of futility and slaughter. Dibb and his excellent cast put new passion into it.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Based on a 1928 play by R.C. Sherriff, this tight First World War drama takes places almost entirely in a trench on the Western Front over the course of a few days in 1918. Second Lieutenant Raleigh is a young officer who has just finished his training, and joins a company of men struggling to cope with the trauma and pointlessness of the war.
“Paul Bettany is impeccable in a heartbreakingly poignant drama set in the WWI trenches.” Time Out