Six Minutes to Midnight

Main Cinema

Wed 16 June 1:00pm

Tue 22 June 4:00pm Final

Based on true events – Summer, 1939 and Thomas Miller (Eddie Izzard) has taken at the last minute a controversial role teaching English to the daughters of high-ranking Nazis at the Augusta-Victoria College, Bexhill-on-Sea – a finishing school on the south coast of England.

Despite the storm clouds forming across Europe, the girls continue to learn deportment, Shakespeare, fitness, and how to be a faithful member of Hitler’s League of German Girls. Under the watchful eye of their headmistress Miss Rocholl (Judi Dench), and her devout assistant Ilse Keller (Carla Juri), the girls practice their English and learn how to represent the ideal of German womanhood.

With a new world war imminent and a fog of resentment surrounding their presence, youth’s summer is running out for the girls… for everyone.

When the body of a former teacher is discovered, it triggers a sequence of deadly events where the girls and Miss Rocholl discover a world where loyalty is more important than truth. It also leaves Thomas running from the police with the threat of being hanged for murder.

It's Six Minutes to Midnight. Can Thomas exonerate himself in time and save the hearts and minds of his students from the grip of Hitler?

Director
Andy Goddard

Actors
Jim Broadbent
Judi Dench
Celyn Jones
Eddie Izzard
James D'Arcy
Carla Juri
David Schofield

Release Date: 22 April 2021
Classification: M Violence
Running Time: 99
Countries of Origin: UK
Original Languages: English

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