Claflin, Butterfield, Bettany in US Trailer for WWI Film 'Journey's End'

January 26, 2018
Source: YouTube

Journey's End Trailer

"You must stay where you are for as long as you can." Good Deed Entertainment has released a brand new official US trailer for the WWI drama titled Journey's End, from director Saul Dibb, which first premiered at the Toronto and London Film Festivals last year. 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 thoroughly harrowing WWI drama with some intense, gritty war scenes. It has received quite a number of positive reviews, might be worth a watch.

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

Journey's End Movie Poster

You can also still watch the original UK trailer for Saul Dibb's Journey's End here, to see more footage.

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. Good Deed will open the film in select US theaters starting March 16th, 2018.

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I don't know, Too much bravery and honor nonsense in this. Far. far, far away from something like Paths of Glory with Kirk Douglas ...

shiboleth on Jan 26, 2018


genuinely interested - have you read the play? i did it way back at school. it's full of tragedy, senselessness, and horror - not much bravery and honour. no telling if that means the film will be the same, but the original story definitely has more to it.

son_et_lumiere on Feb 6, 2018


No, i didn't read the play, which doesn't mean I intend to or that I should. I certainly won't dismiss it in the future. In fact, I saw and read a lot of stories about 'tragedy, senselessness and honor' and I would argue that those are related somehow to bravery and honor. Maybe not in a way which glorifies the war, but in a way that is really humane. But still, I have less and less interest in war stories, which make me genuinely non-interested. But that's me, you have it your way. I hope the film will live up to the written original and will justify your expectations. As for me, I am really tired of the war stories, no matter how they were told (although, I probably might favor this one) ... Cheers ...

shiboleth on Feb 6, 2018


Looks solid. WWI is well underrated in film.

DAVIDPD on Jan 27, 2018

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