Journey’s End

Journeys End - The GBY

This is the sixth cinematic version of RC Sherriff’s 1928 play.  Sam Claflin is Captain Stanhope, demoralized by years of combat, loss and alcohol.  Paul Bettany plays his second in command, “Uncle” Osborne; patient, understanding and full of moral support.  Asa Butterfield is Jimmy Raleigh, a brand-new officer who anticipates combat to be similar to a lawn party.  In the days leading up to a pivotal battle, these men do their best to keep their company positive while waiting for a “surprise” attack.   The acting and cinematography are very well done.  You feel the cold, filth and utter desperation of the men in the trenches.

Our Rating

3.5 Cupcakes - The GBY

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Official Synopsis:

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.

Overview

Principle Cast  Sam ClaflinPaul BettanyAsa Butterfield
Director Saul Dibb
Screenwriter  Simon Reade (screenplay), R.C. Sherriff (novel)
Cinematographer Laurie Rose
Editor Tania Reddin
 
Run Time 107 minutes
Genre Drama, War
Premier Toronto International Film Festival 2017

 

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