In March 1918, C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of northern France, led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Claflin). With a German offensive imminently approaching, the officers (Bettany, Graham, Sturridge) and their cook (Jones) use the memories of their lives before the war as a distraction, while Stanhope soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with his dread of the inevitable. A young officer, Raleigh (Butterfield), arrives fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting -- not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister's affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer.
|Directed by||Saul Dibb|
|Written by||Simon Reade, R.C. Sherriff, Vernon Bartlett|
|Company||Good Deed EntertainmentTVA FilmsTVA Films|