The Great Escaper (12A)

Screening: Saturday 8th June, 2024

  • 96 min
  • Drama
  • Realease date: 06 Oct 2023 (United Kingdom, France, Sweden)
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IMDB Rating:
7.0 / 10


UK/France 2023 – Director: Oliver Parker.

The Great Escaper is a film based on the true story of 89-year-old British WWII Royal Navy veteran Bernard Jordan. In June 2014 he absconded from his Nursing home to attend the 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations in France. Travelling alone to the beaches of Normandy to pay respects to his fallen comrades he meets some fellow veterans on his way and unknowingly becomes a news icon! During the London premiere of this film in September 2023, Sir Michael Caine announced his retirement from acting. Glenda Jackson died a week before the first cut of the film.  This is a beautiful film, stunning visuals choreographed in such a way to bring out a deep emotional response. Brilliant performances all around, which makes for an enjoyable watch.

Running Time 96 mins plus short item.