Synopsis: June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill. Behind the iconic figure and rousing speeches: a man who has faced political ridicule, military failure and a speech impediment. An impulsive, sometimes bullying personality - fearful, obsessive and hurting. Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when hundreds of thousands of young men were cut down on the beaches of Gallipoli. Obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness: his destiny. Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, Churchill is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler's Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he'll be remembered as an architect of carnage. Political opponents sharpen their knives. General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery are increasingly frustrated by Churchill's attempts to stop
Director(s): Jonathan Teplitzky
Production: Cohen Media Group
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105 min

JUNE 1944









Where have you been?


The beaches bring it

always back again.

Almost 30 years have passed.

So many young men.

So great ... losses.

It's already late.

Come over.

I can not do that yet







- Great God.


- I have worked.

- You are too late.

A burden.

A burden.

Give me a Louis XIII, Smuts.

"For five years

we from our men,

"to endure the hardships of war."

No no no...

"The trials of war."

Yes. "For five years

we from our men,

"to endure the trials of war."

"The suffering of war."

Yes, "the suffering of war".

They would be ready.

With permission, darling,

I think you still need that.

- A knee-breeches.

- Should not you wear a uniform?

- The king will be there.

- And so are the Americans.

His Majesty takes precedence,

even against them.

That is how it is.

Americans respect military uniforms.

I have to choose between "examinations"

and "fatigue".

Save me more!

This will all go very well.

The Cabinet Office has you

a new secretary sent.

- Could you say hello?

- Why do I need a new secretary?

Because you've eaten the last.

- Helen Garrett.

- My love.

Oh, stay up, my love.

I do not belong to the royal house.

Excuse me I...

It is such an honor for me,

To meet you, Mr. Churchill, sir.

- My mother and I are great fans.

- Ah yes?

Oh yeah. Well, you are, sir.

The one who will bring us there.

They will not give us up.

My dear Miss Garrett,

so I fight every day.

And now I have to go and do exactly that.

- I'm trying to curb him.

- Yes, try it.

Miss Garrett.

"The suffering of war."

No no no. No.

"For five long years"

"endure our people

the suffering of war. "

"The soldiers have theirs

With pride. "

"The soldiers have their burden

with heroism. "

Heroism is better than pride.

"The soldiers have their burden

with heroism. "

"And with pride."


- Well then.

- Winston.

General Eisenhower.

Field Marshal Brooke.

General Montgomery.

- Mr. Churchill.

What an illusion!

Sorry, you

English summer.

- A meeting in London would be too risky.

- Just think,

if Hitler here


would be the whole

The leadership of our allies destroyed.

Hopefully we'll get through.

Thank you.


Good. Let's go, gentlemen.

Your Majesty, gentlemen.

This is our last discussion

for Operation Overlord -

the attack on the German

Occupying troops in the north of France.

We have only three days,

before the tides change

and thus hinder our ships from landing.

The risk is therefore high,

but when we get through,

we have great opportunities,

to win the war.

We are already very advanced,

but as usual I am for

any criticism of the plan open.

We must all work together,

to create it.

Mr. Prime Minister?

This will be the biggest ever

Militraktion of our allies.

Operation overlord

200,000 vehicles need,

a fleet of 7,000 ships,

Swarms of aircraft

and above all a quarter million men.

All this will be on

a place.

The German army

is attacked on the front.

- That's the way it is.

- No, gentlemen, no.

This plan may be for

admire his courage,

but as far as his risks are concerned,

he is foolish.

- Great God.

- According to our own estimates

will be up to 160,000

French civilians.

If overlord fails,

which can happen only too easily,

we will have a blow one

The bulk of the war material,

as well as tens of thousands

our own men.

Who will then defend England?

Let us do nothing while the Nazis

20 miles off our coast?

No! I want us to do more!

We must divide the advance,

to spread the risk.

- No.

- Do not you see it?

We could be Hitler's

Armed forces into the Aegean Sea,

his focus from the

Coast of France.

The plans for the D-Day

exist for over a month.

For five years

we from our men,

to endure the hardships of the war.

They have their burden

with heroism.

But I have such

Beach landings already experienced.

In the first war.

The danger of a disaster is too great.

We must not hurry.

We have to think

and we need this

unripe plan correct,

before it ends in a tragedy.

Well, that sounds more like

we over ... different


Sir, Overlord is completely finished.

I would like you the

detailed plan.

Do that. Thanks.

Excuse me,

Gentlemen, I must ...

another ship

from the stack.

Your Majesty.

They were never convinced.

Someone simply had to

the simple soldiers.

Brooke, are you going with me?


- Why?

- Do not look so shocked

I just saved the war.

Winston, please.

We must talk about it!

Exactly. We have to go immediately

prepare a changed plan.

- No, wait!

- There is no time for that.

You can not just do anything about it

the heads of our allies.

Oh, I can!

Weakness does not impress Americans.

They respect strength,


There is a difference

between strength and arrogance.

When their Brits gave them the last

Times wanted to make regulations,

- you lost the colonies.

- You forget Smuts,

I am myself half an American.

My dear, deceased mother

was actually from Brooklyn,

New York!

Her mother does not care.

Good day.

We need to design new plans.

- Briggs, give me the navy.

- Yes, sir.

We need in the Aegean

a deflection maneuver.

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