Conspiracy thriller spinning a mysterious yarn about the formidable Keyes - a traditional British family - on the eve of World War Two, thrown into turmoil when the daughter stumbles secret recordings of the pro-appeasement movement...... More
Anne Keyes (Atonement's Romola Garai) is a politically naive movie star and adopted daughter of a rich Tory MP (Bill Nighy), living at a country estate in Norfolk, England. In the summer of 1939, she stumbles across an establishment plot involving the SIS and the aristocracy. They'll stop at nothing, including blackmail and assassination, to keep Britain from going to war, and when war breaks out, to making peace with Nazi Germany.Hide
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BY barbarosa lister
I enjoyed Garai's performance and the atmospheric swell of pre-war Britain. It's a place that still believed in itself. I would have liked a little bit more why, that is what motivated the characters of Nighy, et al., to do what they did re: appeasing Hitler. I thought the fate of the boyfriend was a bit over the top, but it certainly added to the suspense.
It is a decent way to spend a hot afternoon.