Dunkirk

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Title
Dunkirk

Role
Lt Jimmy Langley

Date
18,19, 20 Feb 2004

Broadcast
BBC Two

Other Cast Members
Timothy Dalton (narrator), Simon Russell Beale, Christopher Good

Introduction

Told from the perspective of the decision makers and the soldiers, sailors and civilians caught up in the events of those desperate days, this factual drama follows the race against time to save the Allied armies trapped in France.

As British and French troops were forced into a shrinking pocket by the relentless onslaught of the German army, the Royal and Merchant navies, helped by a fleet of small civilian craft, launched a momentous effort to rescue them – and miraculously managed to save more than 338,000 men in just ten days. –BBC Press Office

About Benedict
第二次世界大戦におけるダンケルクの戦いを描いたドキュメンタリー・ドラマで Lieutenant (中尉) として活躍する Jimmy Langley を演じた。先の見えない戦況の中、いつ果てるともしれない仲間や自分の命を抱えて生きる軍人の姿。机上で作戦を議論する人々と、戦地で恐怖と絶望と狂気に苛まれる若者たちとの対比。敵対する軍に所属する者同士が心を通い合わせる奇跡の瞬間の美しさ。特に 「瞳」 の演技に注目。

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