Set over four days in March 1918 in the trenches on the front line, a small group of soldiers wait to be bombarded by enemy artillery, anticipating certain death. The story charts the tension and claustrophobia of the officers’ dug-out as new recruit, 18-year-old Lieutenant Raleigh joins the Company commanded by 20 year old Captain Stanhope, his former childhood friend and hero, who has changed almost beyond recognition. Adapted from RC Sherriff’s play, the film stars Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Toby Jones and Asa Butterfield and is directed by Saul Dibb.
Location: Filmed at Pinewood Studios, Cardiff, Old Beaupre Castle, Cowbridge, Tredegar House, Newport and Neath Abbey, Neath.
Director: Saul Dibb
Screenplay: Simon Reade
Music composed by: Natalie Ann Holt
Producers: Simon Reade, Guy de Beaujeu
Length: 1 hr 47 mins
Festivals: BFI London Film Festival 2017, Toronto International Film Festival 2017
Date: 2 February 2018
FILM HUB WALES PROJECTS
A preview of the film was screened for exhibitors at one of our Welsh Film Preview Days.