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Munich – The Edge of War (12A)

Director: Christian Schwochow
Cast: George MacKay, Jannis Niewöhner, Jeremy Irons
Language: English, German
Country of Origin: UK
Year: 2021
Running Time: 130m

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Based on the international bestseller by Robert Harris. It is Autumn 1938 and Europe stands on the brink of war. Adolf Hitler is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia and Neville Chamberlain's government desperately seeks a peaceful solution. With the pressure building, Hugh Legat, British civil servant, and Paul von Hartmann, German diplomat, travel to Munich for the emergency Conference. As negotiations begin, the two old friends find themselves at the centre of a web of political subterfuge and very real danger. With the whole world watching, can war be averted and, if so, at what cost?

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The hard of hearing and audio description screening is on Tuesday 18 January at 4pm.
Schwochow cross-cuts between set pieces and high-stakes action with enough handheld intensity to make you forget (or wish you had forgotten) the historical outcome.
★★★★ Kevin Maher, Times
There's a great turn from Jeremy Irons as the careworn appeaser Neville Chamberlain in this breezy what-if political thriller, adapted from the page-turner by Robert Harris and directed by Christian Schwochow.
★★★ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

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