The Great Escaper

Director
Oliver PARKER
Cast
Sir Michael CAINE,
Glenda JACKSON
Drama
Completed
UK Release Date: October, 6th 2023 (MORE THAN £3M BOX-OFFICE)
Director
Oliver PARKER
Cast
Sir Michael CAINE,
Glenda JACKSON
Drama
Completed
Produced by
Robert BERNSTEIN,
Douglas RAE
Screenplay
William IVORY

Synopsis

Inspired by true events.

In the summer of 2014 – the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings – octogenarian Bernie Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines.  He’d staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades.

It was a story that captured the imagination of the world – Bernie seemed to embody the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing.  But of course, it wasn’t the whole story.  It was the story we all tell ourselves to make war and old age bearable.  The bitter-sweet script explores the reality with wit and a very big heart.

Bernie’s adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Irene (Glenda Jackson) – the story celebrates their love without sentimentality and with an eye to the lessons we can all learn from the Greatest Generation.

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Asia (excluding Taiwan & Japan), Baltics, CIS, Czech Republic, Greece & Cyprus, Hungary, Poland, Romania (excl. 1st Pay TV & Ex-Yougoslavia, Bulgaria), South Africa, Turkey, USA