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Their Finest (2016)

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A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

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Ellis Cole
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Raymond Parfitt
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Phyl Moore
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Roger Swain
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Gabriel Baker
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Carl Lundbeck
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Secretary of War
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Sammy Smith
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Sophie Smith
Hubert Burton ...
Wyndham Best
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Doris Cleavely
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Angela Ralli-Thomas
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Storyline

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. Although it proved a complete misapprehension, the story becomes the basis for a fictional film with some possible appeal. As Cole labors to write the script with her new colleagues such as 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 such as sexism against Cole, jealous relatives, and political interference in their artistic decisions even 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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The spirit of the nation is in her hands See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | War

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Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 April 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Their Finest Hour  »

Box Office

Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$76,197 (USA) (7 April 2017)

Gross:

$3,178,763 (USA) (19 May 2017)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Claflin previously worked with director Lone Scherfig on The Riot Club (2014). See more »

Goofs

A CCTV camera is clearly visible in a scene where the main character is running down a London street. That scene is used as a still for the trailer. See more »

Quotes

Phyl Moore: He is an actor. Unless you have reviewed him, had intercourse with him, or done both simultaneously, he won't remember you.
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References The 39 Steps (1935) See more »

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Will You Go, Lassie, Go
Written By Francis McPeake,
Performed by Bill Nighy
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Excellent funny film
22 February 2017 | by (Glasgow GFT) – See all my reviews

This is a great wee movie. Full of me memorable moments from hilarity to wiping away a wee tear. Must see. Went to the UK premier at the GFT last Sunday (February 14 2017😂the performances, restrained and very understanding were superb. As usual, Bill Nighy played to his strengths and was, as usual, very funny. Newer faces were equally good in this almost ensemble cast. Go see this film. After watching terrible badly written movies such as Triple X 3 and John Wick 2, this carefully built film is a joy.


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