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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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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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Sammy Smith
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Wyndham Best
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Doris Cleavely
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Angela Ralli-Thomas
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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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Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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7 April 2017 (USA)  »

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Their Finest Hour  »

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Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$3,595,841 (USA) (16 June 2017)
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Sam Claflin previously worked with director Lone Scherfig on The Riot Club (2014). See more »

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Breeze blocks visible in shot - not yet invented. See more »

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Tom Buckley: Film, Mrs Cole. Real life with the boring bits cut out. Don't confuse facts with truth, and, for Christ's sake, don't let either of them get in the way of the story.
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References The 39 Steps (1935) See more »

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Written by Gustav Holst
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Just dreadful
7 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

What was this? The story line was completely uninteresting, the characters, their concerns and emotions, I couldn't relate to any of it and I don't know what life one must have lived to be able to do so. It was soooooo slow.

I gave up halfway.. because I couldn't care less about how the story would end. It was really about nothing. The most boring movie I have seen in a very long while.


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