A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.
With London emptied of men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) lands herself a job writing copy for propaganda films that need "a woman's touch". Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. With the country's morale at stake, Catrin, Buckley and a colourful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin discovers there is as much drama, comedy and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen. Placing the cherry atop an already delicious film, is Bill Nighy’s brilliantly funny performance as vain, ageing thesp Ambrose Hilliard.
UK 2016 Lone Scherfig 117m