Glorious 39

Glorious 39

Glorious 39

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...

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.

2009Rating: M, Contains Violence & Offensive Language129 minsUK
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Glorious 39 / Reviews

Total Film

Total Film

Poliakoff's conspiracy thriller about Hitler-pleasers and appalling aristos comes with all the bucolic loveliness you'd expect. But its biggest boost comes from Garai, whose fragile, hypnotic turn should make the actress a gong contender.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A ripping, old-school conspiracy thriller.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

The increasingly camp air of menace is actually pretty enjoyable.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Stupendous turn from Romola Garai in the lead role but, while this sets up intrigue and atmosphere well, the plot devices creak audibly towards the end.

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