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DARKEST HOUR (2017)

DARKEST HOUR (2017)
  • Genre: Drama

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  • Run time: 122 minutes

  • Director(s): Joe Wright

  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Samuel West, Ronald Pickup, David Schofield

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language

  • Synopsis: DARKEST HOUR is a period drama, based on real events during the 1940s, in which British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seeks to rally the nation against Germany's advance across Western Europe.

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DARKEST HOUR is a period drama, based on real events during the 1940s, in which British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seeks to rally the nation against Germany's advance across Western Europe.

Language

There is some mild bad language.

There is also a scene in which Churchill makes a V-sign gesture towards a journalist. However, in a later scene, a woman teaches him how to deliver the gesture in an appropriate way, so that it is not offensive.

There are also scenes in which injury is implied; however; there is very limited detail.

In one scene, a man says he is suffering from terminal cancer and there are references to other diseases.

The film also includes several scenes showing adults smoking cigars and cigarettes. There are also scenes showing adults drinking alcohol.

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