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Journey’s End (2018, Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield)

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In Journey’s End, based on the oft filmed R.C. Sheriff play, C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). A German offensive is imminent, and the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham Tom Sturridge) and their cook (Toby Jones) distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and their past lives.

Stanhope, meanwhile, soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with his dread of the inevitable. A young new officer, Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), has just arrived, fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting – not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer…

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UK| 108 minutes | Released on 8 November 2018

Director: Saul Dibb
Script: Simon Reade, Vernon Bartlett,
Play: R.C. Sherriff

cast
Asa Butterfield as Raleigh
Sam Claflin as Captain Stanhope
Paul Bettany as Osborne
Tom Sturridge as Hibbert
Toby Jones as Mason
Stephen Graham as Trotter
Robert Glenister as The Colonel
Theo Barklem-Biggs as Watson
Miles Jupp as Hardy
Oliver Dimsdale as Adjutant
Jake Curran as Hammond
Andy Gathergood as Sergeant Major C Troup
Nicholas Agnew as Corporal Pincher
Alaïs Lawson as Angele
Jack Riddiford as Evans
Rupert Wickham as General Raleigh
Laurent Andruet as Jarvis
Jack Holden as Bert
Adam Colborne as Private Graham
Derek Barr as Captain Reid
Rose Reade as Margaret
Eirik Bar as Ernst
Elliot Balchin as Peters

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