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MUNICH – THE EDGE OF WAR

MUNICH – THE EDGE OF WAR

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Available from 21/01/2022 worldwide on Netflix and in selected cinemas in January

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Berlin, 10/11/2021 – Christian Schwochow is directing this gripping historical thriller, based on Robert Harris’ international bestseller Munich, which will be available worldwide on Netflix and in selected cinemas from January 21st, 2022. An international cast, including George MacKay, Jeremy Irons, Jannis Niewöhner, August Diehl, Sandra Hüller and Ulrich Matthes, tells the story of the grave emergency meeting which should have prevented the Second World War. Munich – The Edge of War paints the picture of the seemingly unstoppable developments unfolding in Europe from the perspective of two young, idealistic diplomats, frantically trying to change the course of history. 

Christian Schwochow (Je Suis Karl, Bad Banks) pairs with Producer Andrew Eaton (The Crown, Rush), who previously both worked on different seasons of The Crown. Frank Lamm (Je Suis Karl, Bad Banks) is in charge of the camera work and the music is composed by Isobel Waller-Bridge (Emma, Fleabag).

Director: Christian Schwochow

Screenplay: Ben Power, based on the novel Munich by Robert Harris

Producer: Andrew Eaton 

Production company: Turbine Studios

Costume design: Frauke Firl

Set design: Tim Pannen

Camera: Frank Lamm

Editing: Jens Klüber, BFS

Make-up: Astrid Weber, Hannah Fischleder

Music: Isobel Waller-Bridge

Cast: George MacKay, Jeremy Irons, Jannis Niewöhner, Robert Brathurst, Jessica Brown Findley, August Diehl, Sandra Hüller, Alex Jennings, Ulrich Matthes, Liv Lisa Fries

About Munich – The Edge of War

​​It is fall 1938, and Europe is on the brink of war. Adolf Hitler is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia and Neville Chamberlain’s (Jeremy Irons) British government is desperately trying to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. In the face of the mounting pressure, British civil servant Hugh Legat (George MacKay) and German diplomat Paul von Hartmann (Jannis Niewöhner) travel to the emergency meeting in Munich. As discussions commence, the two old friends find themselves tangled in a web of political deceit and threats. Can the war be avoided with the whole world watching? And if it can, at what cost?

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