A Bridge Too Far (15)
Regarded by some as the greatest war films ever made, this star-studded WWII blockbuster relates the allied attempt to carry out Montgomery’s ambitious, ill-fated plan to capture six Dutch bridges in the face of fierce German opposition. This epic tale is unusual in that it focuses on marked failure, the undisputed heroics on display are clearly futile as the expendable guys on the front line are let down by the 5-star generals with their endless prevarication. The cast list of big name actors is as long as your arm and the action-packed proceedings are given distinction by Geoffrey Unsworth’s fine cinematography.
“unexpectedly moving.” New York Times
Winner of 3 BAFTAs including Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actor