WHO’S IN IT?

Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary), Daniel Brühl (Rush), Mikael Persbrandt (The Salvation), Katharina Schüttler (Free Fall), Louis Hofmann (Land of Mine), Godehard Giese (Summers Downstairs), Jacob Matschenz (The Wave), Lars Rudolph (Run Lola Run)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Vincent Perez (The Secret), director, writer; Achim von Borries (The Three Robbers), writer; Stefan Arndt (Amour), Christian Grass (Sing Street), Marco Pacchioni (Bluesbreaker), James Schamus (Brokeback Mountain), Uwe Schott (Frantz) and Paul Trijbits (Hardware), producers; Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game), composer; Christophe Beaucarne (Coco Before Chanel), cinematographer; François Gédigier (Dancer in the Dark), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In Berlin, 1940, middle-aged working-class couple Anna (Thompson) and Otto Quangel (Gleeson) are trying their hardest to ride out the current war with Europe. However, when their son is killed in battle, they finally decide to oppose the Nazi rule and create several postcards with anti-Nazi slogans designed to persuade others to resist Hitler’s forces. This of course attracts the attention of some irate Nazi soldiers, and a police detective (Rush) that has been charged with finding the culprits…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson are marvellous and heartbreaking as a couple whose brave resistance in Nazi Germany would not be forgotten long after their time on this Earth.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 30TH JUNE 2017