You can also read my thoughts on the film below.
London, 1940. Nazi Germany is decimating Europe. Britain’s ruling Conservative Party leader, Neville Chamberlain is ousted from power by a parliamentary vote of no confidence. The party’s chosen successor: a middle-aged, overweight, boozer, with a questionable military record – Winston Churchill. The country’s darkest hour, indeed.
In the opening minutes of Neville Chamberlain (Ronald Pickup) being unceremoniously ousted from the prime-ministership because of his lack of nerve in the war effort. It is abundantly clear from the elaborate camera setup, which glides seamlessly from a birds-eye view to a