Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield in UK Trailer for WWI Film 'Journey's End'

October 23, 2017
Source: YouTube

Journey's End Trailer

"We won't last five minutes if the Germans attack…" Lionsgate UK has unveiled a new trailer for a WWI drama titled Journey's End, which just premiered at the Toronto and London Film Festivals this fall. The film is based on a seminal British play about WWI, set mostly in a dugout in Aisne, France in 1918. The story is about a group of ragged British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, who are awaiting their fate in this wretched place. The three officers are played by Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, and Tom Sturridge, and the cast includes Sam Claflin as a Captain, plus Asa Butterfield as a young new officer; as well as Toby Jones, Robert Glenister, Oliver Dimsdale, and Miles Jupp. This looks like a solid, emotionally draining, riveting drama that is once again about the brutal horrors of war, specifically the trench warfare of WWI. I really want to see this, what a fantastic trailer. Take a look below.

Here's the new official UK trailer (+ poster) for Saul Dibb's Journey's End, direct from YouTube:

Journey's End Movie Poster

March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). A German offensive is imminent, and the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham Tom Sturridge) and their cook (Toby Jones) distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and their past lives. Stanhope, meanwhile, soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with his dread of the inevitable. A young new officer, Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), has just arrived, fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting – not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer… Journey's End is directed by English filmmaker Saul Dibb, of Suite Française, The Duchess, and Bullet Boy, as well as a few TV films previously. The screenplay is by Simon Reade, based on R.C. Sherriff's play. This premiered at the Toronto and London Film Festivals. Lionsgate will release in the UK starting February 2nd, 2018 early next year.

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I like less and less war films. Some best films about WWI I remember were made by Stanley Kubrick, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Patty Jenkins. At least, they were questioning the war and were not dealing with kind of rubbish called bravery and pride. Those things just legitimate every new war. Judging from this trailer, this one is no better in that respect ...

shiboleth on Oct 23, 2017


What a complete waste of human life.

Carpola on Oct 23, 2017


Way to spoil it for everyone.

THE_RAW_ on Oct 23, 2017


Way to be optimistic Bo! lol

THE_RAW_ on Oct 23, 2017


I like how the poster has all the actors previous films (even the director's) in parentheses underneath their names... because apparently no one has heard of the internet and IMDB? Or the studio isn't confident in the actors to carry the film? It's seems a bit insulting I guess....

THE_RAW_ on Oct 23, 2017


World War I was such a grotesque mix of old and new technology.

DAVIDPD on Oct 24, 2017


yea. just like with the American civil war, there was good bit of new military tech being tested and the poor souls fighting the battles suffered because of it.

dan on Oct 24, 2017


I mean not since bows'n'arrows went up against gunpowder was there such a disparity in technology. Bordering on anachronism. Just looking at the number of horses that died in World War I is mind-boggling.

DAVIDPD on Oct 25, 2017


no argument - with things like mustard gas; machine guns and high caliber artillery -wwI was a slaughter on an (till that point in history) unheard of scale.( of course, the eastern front in wwII would take war horror to a whole new level) hey, good point about horses.......horses have suffered greatly at the hands of humanity in every war up to (and including) wwII.

dan on Oct 25, 2017


looks very well done. i'll definitely see this one.

dan on Oct 24, 2017

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