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The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on 1 September ,  and it was also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Chamberlain tells Conservative Party colleagues that he wants Lord Halifax as his successor, but Halifax does not feel the time is right.
Chamberlain is forced to choose the only man whom the opposition parties will accept: Winston Churchill , the First Lord of the Admiralty , who had correctly predicted the danger from Adolf Hitler before the war.
Churchill tries to dismiss his new secretary Elizabeth Layton for mishearing him, which earns him a rebuke from his wife Clementine.
That day, Germany invades Belgium and the Netherlands. Churchill has a poor reputation in Parliament because of his record in the Admiralty, his role in the Gallipoli Campaign in the First World War , his views on India , Russian civil war and his past defection to the Liberal Party.
Parliament reacts coolly to Churchill's first speech promising " Blood, toil, tears and sweat ". Chamberlain and Halifax are appalled by Churchill's refusal to negotiate for peace, and begin to plan to resign from the government to force a vote of no confidence , creating a situation in which Halifax would become the Prime Minister.
Churchill visits French Prime Minister Paul Reynaud , who thinks Churchill delusional for not admitting that the Allies are losing the Battle of France , while Churchill becomes furious that the French do not have a plan to counterattack.
Although U. President Roosevelt is sympathetic to Churchill's plight, his actions are limited by an isolationist Congress and the Neutrality Acts.
Churchill draws ire from his cabinet and advisers for delivering a radio address in which he falsely implies the Allies to be advancing in France - as a refugee column is heavily bombed - earning him a rebuke from the King.
Halifax and Chamberlain continue to push to use Italian Ambassador Giuseppe Bastianini as an intermediary with Germany.
Against the advice of the War Cabinet , Churchill orders Brigadier Nicholson in Calais to lead the 30th Infantry Brigade in a rearguard action to distract the enemy and buy time for the soldiers at Dunkirk to evacuate.
Layton's brother is killed during the retreat. The debacle in France causes the War Cabinet to support negotiating with Germany.
Under heavy pressure, Churchill agrees to consider a negotiated peace, but is unable to bring himself to dictate a letter requesting talks.
George VI unexpectedly visits Churchill; the King explains that he has come to like Churchill, and encourages him to continue the war.
Still uncertain, Churchill impulsively rides the London Underground for the first time in his life and asks startled passengers their opinion: the civilians all want to continue to fight.
Churchill meets with the Outer Cabinet  and other Members of Parliament, and receives their support.
The evacuation of troops from Dunkirk, Operation Dynamo , is successful. As Churchill prepares to address Parliament, Halifax asks Chamberlain to continue with their plan to resign, but Chamberlain decides first to listen to the address.
Towards the end of his speech, Churchill proclaims that " we shall fight on the beaches " should the Germans invade, to resounding support from the Opposition.
Chamberlain mops his brow with his handkerchief, a prearranged signal that the Tories should support the PM.
Churchill exits the chamber to cheers and waving of order papers. American actor David Strathairn provided the voice of President Roosevelt , heard on a phone call with Churchill.
Samuel West is credited as playing "Sir" Anthony Eden, though Eden did not become a knight until , when he was appointed to the Order of the Garter.
This was the final film role for Benjamin Whitrow , who died, aged 80, a few weeks after the September premiere of the film. On 29 March , it was reported that Joe Wright was in talks to direct the film.
By November , Darkest Hour had begun principal photography ,  and it was reported that Dario Marianelli would score the film. John Hurt was initially cast as British prime minister Neville Chamberlain.
Hurt died from cancer in January For locations, the exterior of Chartwell House in Sevenoaks , Kent was used for the telegram sequence that sees Churchill's secretary Elizabeth Layton receive a telegram from Buckingham Palace.
In the United States and Canada, the film began a limited release on 22 November The website's critical consensus reads, " Darkest Hour is held together by Gary Oldman's electrifying performance, which brings Winston Churchill to life even when the movie's narrative falters.
Oldman was praised for his performance, with numerous critics labelling him a frontrunner to win the Academy Award for Best Actor , which he went on to win.
Conversely, Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert. It feels often like an obligation—a story that someone felt should be told again and a way to get a great actor his Oscar".
Writing in Slate , historian and academic John Broich called Darkest Hour "a piece of historical fiction that undertakes a serious historical task", presenting the British decision to fight Hitler as a choice rather than as inevitable.
The situation in was as dire as depicted but liberties were taken with the facts. The journey on the London Underground was also fictional and there is evidence that most British people were not immediately inspired by Churchill's speeches.
George Orwell believed that ordinary people already felt subjugated and might not object to a "new order". There is no conclusive evidence that Chamberlain and Viscount Halifax were planning an imminent vote of no confidence, though that threat existed until the mid-war victories in North Africa.
It is a fact that Churchill was an object of suspicion for his fellow Tories. In The New Yorker , Adam Gopnik wrote: "…in late May of , when the Conservative grandee Lord Halifax challenged Churchill, insisting that it was still possible to negotiate a deal with Hitler, through the good offices of Mussolini, it was the steadfast anti-Nazism of Attlee and his Labour colleagues that saved the day — a vital truth badly underdramatized in the current Churchill-centric film, Darkest Hour ".
Ignoring Attlee's vital role is just one more failing in a deeply flawed film". Referring to Charles Moore 's comment that the film was "superb Brexit propaganda", Afua Hirsch wrote in The Guardian : "I would call the film propaganda, more generally — and a great example of the kind of myth we like to promote in modern Britain.
Churchill has been re-branded as a tube-travelling, minority-adoring genius, in line with a general understanding of him as 'the greatest Briton of all time'.
In reality the United Kingdom was at that moment an imperial power with the collective might of Indian, African, Canadian and Australian manpower, resources and wealth at its disposal.
The film gives the impression that both Clemmie and the King were able to listen to the 'beaches' speech live from Parliament. This was impossible because radio broadcasts from Parliament did not start until the s.
Whilst Churchill did record the speech for posterity, he did not make the recording until Nor did he, unlike some other speeches, repeat that speech on the radio shortly after giving it in Parliament.
Elizabeth Layton did not start working as Churchill's private secretary until May , a year after the events depicted in the film.
Similarly the death of her brother during the retreat to Dunkirk, as alluded to in the film, is entirely fictional.
Chamberlain is referred to as 'Chairman' of the Conservative Party, but in fact even after leaving Number 10 and becoming Lord President of the Council, he retained the far more important post of Leader of the Conservative Party.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the war drama film. For the science fiction film, see The Darkest Hour film.
Not to be confused with the film Churchill , also released in , starring Brian Cox as Churchill. Theatrical release poster.
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