STAR­RING: Paul Bet­tany

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It is March 1918 and for the worn-out troops in the trenches, there are ru­mours of a last-ditch Ger­man of­fen­sive. Op­pos­ing them on the front­line is Bri­tish C com­pany with the stiff-up­per-lipped Lt Os­borne (Bet­tany) lead­ing by ex­am­ple, but their cap­tain, Stan­hope (Sam Claflin), is los­ing his mind. Like a ket­tle boil­ing, for most of the film not much hap­pens other than a faint, dis­qui­et­ing rum­ble as the pres­sure builds. The end­ing is all-out ugly. (Out now)

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