Benediction

Benediction

Overview
The story of soldier and poet Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967), who was decorated for bravery on the Western Front, and is best remembered for his angry and compassionate poems about the First World War, which brought him public and critical acclaim. Avoiding the sentimentality and jingoism of many war poets, Sassoon wrote of the horror and brutality of trench warfare and contemptuously satirised generals, politicians, and churchmen for their incompetence and blind support of the war.
Director
Terence Davies
Producer
Michael Elliott
Actors
Jack Lowden, Peter Capaldi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeremy Irvine, Calam Lynch, Tom Blyth, Kate Phillips, Geraldine James, Gemma Jones, Ben Daniels, Edmund Kingsley, Harry Lawtey, Anton Lesser, Lia Williams, Suzanne Bertish, Jude Akuwudike, Joanna Bacon, Stacey Lynn Crowe, Thom Ashley, Jamie-Lee Beacher, Paddy Rowan, Matthew Tennyson, David Shields, Julian Sands, Edward Bennett
Runtime
2 h 17 min
Release Date
23 December 2021
Genres
Drama, History, War
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