The Darkest Hour

Synopsis: The American software designers Sean and Ben travel to Moscow to sell their software to investors. However, their Swedish partner Skyler pulls a fast one on Sean and Ben, and they are out of the business. They go to a nightclub, where they meet American Natalie and Australian Anne and they flirt with the girls and see Skyler in the club. Out of the blue, the population is surprised by lights, which they mistake for natural phenomena. But soon, they learn that the lights are aliens invading Earth and using power supply to annihilate mankind. Sean, Ben, Natalie, Anne and Skyler hide in the kitchen and when they leave the place, they seek out survivors on the street. Are they the last people on Earth?
Director(s): Chris Gorak
Production: Summit Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

Dear hussars and ISAF Team 7.

This is it.

Is the task important?

Is it still relevant for us Danes?

These are obvious questions

that you may be asking yourseIves.

Your predecessors

in HeImand have pushed forward -

- and made a huge effort

in aid of a civiIian popuIation -

- that has Iived

under miserabIe conditions.

Forthis, several of our coIIeagues

have paid a high price.

It's your duty to continue

unhesitatingIy in their footsteps -

- now that your government has

charted its politicaI course.

- Yes.

- When are you going to JutIand?

To Jutland?

That wiII be on ... Thursday.

- And the exercise wiII Iast for ...?

- Ten days.

That's it, l think.

It hasn't really dawned upon me

that you're actuaIIy going.

It doesn't strike you

untiI the goodbyes.

I've spent months trying to figure it

out, and I gave up. I just don't get it.

You couId say it's Iike footbaII.

You Iearn so and so much

through practice -

- but you Iearn more

by pIaying matches.

- You aIso enjoy the comradeship.

- Of course. That's part of it.

- lt's a chaIIenge and an adventure ...

- And that's what hurts!

- An adventure? I can't ...

- But l want the experience.

What's up?

Did you get home, or what?

No ...

I'm here now.

Thanks for caIling.


What a trendy hairstyIe, Kim!

Not bad at aII.

- Is that our own logo?

- No. It says ''Spearhead.''

The Asian guy with the T-shirt ...

- He's the medic in my group.

- Okay?.

- What does he do?

- Patches us up, if necessary.

- Does he go on patroI with you?

- Oh, l see. Yes, he does.

- l think l'II head upstairs.

- Okay.

See you, Mom.

- Goodbye.

- Behave yourself.

I want you to make sure -

- that you pay attention

to your surroundings.

Even if you think

it's safe and sound.

Forget about yourseIf

and what you Iook Iike.

- l'm going to miss you.

- l'll miss you, too.

- l love you.

- l know.

- See you.

- Take care.

See you.

Bye, Dad.

- See you.

- l'll hoId you to that, Mads.

- Promise?

- l promise.

WeIcome. WeIcome.

- Did you have a good trip?

- lt was a bit Iong.

We haven't been bored

in ArmadiIIo.

- lt was fairIy ...

- 400?

A Taliban mortar fired on us,

and we sent off 260 120 mm -

- and 120 105 mm.

Air support and Apaches

were called in. It wasn't boring.

The TaIiban are much more

on their toes than I had thought.

They are just 800 m away

from ArmadiIIo and on the ball.

- So we'll confront them fairIy soon.

- lt's good there's work for us.

You can count on some action.

I promise it'll be interesting.

Six months without women.

- You're awfully cheerfuI.

- After a long night.

- You have M%Ms?

- Hands off. It's my dinner.

- Your dinner?

- What's your problem?

Mini wears size 3 in jackets.

Is that why his heImet says

''King of the Green Zone''?

WeIcome. Grab some water.

I have a few pointers.

Gun Iine is shooting.

That's why it's so noisy.

If you hear what sounds like a

rocket, it's the Iaunchers firing.

It's fired at any time of the day.

There was one. That's normal.

Here are the shower containers.

That's the Green Zone.

Observe as much as possible.

When there's combat,

you're obviousIy more exposed -

- so don't just stand there staring.

''Walk-ins'' stop just over there

and caII for an interpreter.

It doesn't take long to figure out

if they're dicking around -

- or if it's something usefuI.

- You had some questions.

- Yes.

How far north

from ArmadiIIo can we go -

- before the Taliban get active?

About 800-1000 m

north of Armadillo.

From up here we can draw a line

almost up to the HeImand River.

This area here is basicaIIy ours.

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