During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England’s resilience, as a way to buoy a war-weary populace’s spirits. Her efforts to dramatize the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who undertook their own maritime mission to rescue wounded soldiers is met with mixed feelings by a dismissive all-male staff. Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, and Richard E. Grant co-star in this period drama directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education).
Director: Lone Scherfig
Writers: Gaby Chiappe (screenplay), Lissa Evans (novel)
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy