War What Is It Good For?

Good Deed Entertainment just released a new official US trailer for the WWI drama titled Journey’s End.The film is directed by Saul Dibb, and it first premiered at the Toronto and London Film Festivals last year. Journey’s End is based on a play about WWI, set in a dugout in Aisne, France in 1918. The story follows a group of ragged British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope. The three main officers in the story are played by Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, and Tom Sturridge, and the cast also includes Sam Claflin, Toby Jones, Robert Glenister, Oliver Dimsdale, Miles Jupp, and Asa Butterfield.

 

This looks to be a thoroughly harrowing WWI drama with some gritty war scenes. Journey’s End has received mostly positive reviews, and it might be worth a watch. Journey’s End is directed by filmmaker Saul Dibb, who previously directed Suite Française, The Duchess, and Bullet Boy. Dibb also directed all three episodes of The Line of Beauty (TV Mini-Series). The screenplay is written by Simon Reade, based on R.C. Sherriff’s play by the same name. I am not familiar with Dibb´s work, but this looks solid enough. And the cast is pretty damn good.

Journey´s End promo picture

The play on which this was based premiered in London in 1928, with Laurence Olivier in the cast. A 1930 film adaptation was directed by James Whale and starred Colin Clive. Good Deed will open the film in select US theaters starting March 16th, 2018.

Journey´s End Poster 2018

-Razz

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Looks interesting but the trailer is odd. I hope they dont go The Lost City of Z route and spend some much time trying to craft an epic they forget to tell a story. I dont want to trivialize war but i wish someone would do a real visceral ww1 movie. It was a world changing event that should be never be forgotten.

  2. WW1 doesn’t present many new settings or scenarios. Trench. No Man’s Land. Mud. Gas. Over the top. etc, etc, etc.

    It’s based on a play so that engenders some faith in the quality of the writing but it’s really hard to care about the same recycled motifs.

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