Based on an acclaimed novel by poet Owen Sheers, the upcoming British drama/thriller film is directed by first-time director Amit Gupta, starring Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon, The Damned United), Andrea Riseborough (Brighton Rock, Made In Dagenham, W.E.), and Tom Wlaschia (Enemy At The Gates, Valkyrie, Brideshead Revisited). The film set in an alternate Britain during the second world war in which D-Day has failed and the country is under Nazi occupation.
It is 1944 and the D-Day Landings have failed; Germany has invaded and Britain is now under enemy occupation. In the Olchon Valley, a group of Welsh farmers’ wives wake up one morning to find their husbands have vanished. As they await the men’s return the women work together to keep things going, but as the winter sets in a patrol of German soldiers arrives, forcing the women to confront the fine line that lies between resistance and collaboration.
- via The Guardian