Men await an attack in the trenches of the First World War in this outstanding, intensely claustrophobic adaption of R C Sherriff’s 1928 play. Monday, 18 March 1918. C Company, led by Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin) is about to take its posting on the front line. Intelligence suggests an imminent German attack and having been all but abandoned by the Commanding Officers, Stanhope knows there is little chance of survival. Trench supplies and munitions are depleted, as is the troop’s morale. In these appalling conditions, each man’s character is laid bare. Journey’s End, starring Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin and Asa Butterfield brings a fresh and powerful sense of this terrible war’s cost to a generation.
Dir. Saul Dibb / UK / 2017 / 1hr 47min