Journey's End

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Journey's End brings R.C. Sherriff's 90-year-old play to the screen with thrilling power, thanks to director Saul Dibb's hard-hitting urgency and brilliant work from a talented cast.



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March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of norther 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 food and the memories of their lives before the war to distract themselves, while Stanhope soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with the 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...

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Paul Bettany
as Osborne
Sam Claflin
as Captain Stanhope
Robert Glenister
as The Colonel
Jake Curran
as Hammond
Andy Gathergood
as Sergeant Major C Troup
Nicholas Agnew
as Corporal Pincher
Rupert Wickhan
as General Raleigh
Derek Barrington
as Captain Reid
Harry Jardine
as Ration Soldier
Tom Ward-Thomas
as Hardy's Subaltern
Eirik Bar
as Ernst
Rose Reade
as Margaret
Tom Ward
as Thomas-Hardy's Subaltern
Adam Colborne
as Private Graham
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