Journey’s End is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 9 November, presented by Somerset Moviola and the Nunney Village Hall Committee.
Journey’s End is a British film adaptation of the play Journey’s End by R. C. Sherriff. It stars Asa Butterfield, Tom Sturridge, Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany and Toby Jones.
Written by Simon Reade and directed by Saul Dibb, it is the fifth film adaptation of the play, following Journey’s End (1930), The Other Side (1931), Aces High (1976), and a 1988 BBC TV film.
Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.
C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin).
A German offensive is imminent, and the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham Tom Sturridge) and their cook (Toby Jones) distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and their past lives.
Stanhope, meanwhile, soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with his dread of the inevitable.
A young new officer, Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), has just arrived, 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…
“Anti-war films don’t have to be great to be worthy; this one is very, very good.” Wall Street Journal
Journey’s End has a 12A rating. Films classified 12A contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12.
No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child.
Journey’s End is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 9 November at 7.30pm. Door open at 7pm. Seats cannot be reserved, so please come early.
Tickets cost £5 in advance at the SPAR shop in Nunney or £6 on the door. Advance booking is highly recommended (the film nights frequently sell out in advance!).
A licensed bar and ice creams will be available. The bar opens at 7pm. The film programme begins at 7.30pm.
Future films at Nunney Village Hall:
Fri 14 Dec The Bookshop