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
Cast: Anton Lesser, Ben Daniels, Calam Lynch, David Shields, Edmund Kingsley, Edward Bennett, Gemma Jones, Geraldine James, Harry Lawtey, Jack Lowden, Jamie-Lee Beacher, Jeremy Irvine, Joanna Bacon, Jude Akuwudike, Julian Sands, Kate Phillips, Lia Williams, Matthew Tennyson, Paddy Rowan, Peter Capaldi, Simon Russell Beale, Stacey Lynn Crowe, Suzanne Bertish, Thom Ashley, Tom Blyth
Duration: 90 min
Quality: 720p HD