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Glorious 39 (2009)
Rating:
Starring: Julie Christie, Romola Garai, Juno Temple, Christopher Lee, Bill Nighy, David Tennant
Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Category: Foreign, Drama, War
Studio: E1 Entertainment
Subtitles:
English,
Length:
133 mins

 
 

 

1939 is set between present-day London and the idyllic British countryside in the time before the beginning of the Second World War. At a time of uncertainty and high tension, the story revolves around the formidable Keyes family, who are keen to uphold and preserve their very traditional way of life. The eldest sibling Anne is a budding young actress who is in love with Foreign Office official Lawrence, but her seemingly perfect life begins to dramatically unravel when she stumbles across secret recordings of the pro-appeasement movement. While trying to discover the origin of these recordings, dark secrets are revealed which lead to the death of a great friend. As war breaks out Anne discovers the truth and flees to London to try to confirm her suspicions, but she is caught and imprisoned and only then does she finally begin to discover how badly she has been betrayed