Testament of Youth

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A long, long time ago, back in the spring of 1914, they were so happy together. There was Vera Brittain, an upper class girl with ideas of her own; and her bright brother Edward; and his group of friends among whom Roland Leighton, wonderful, handsome, sensitive Roland Vera had fallen for... Always having great times together talking, laughing, exchanging ideas, walking, eating, swimming together; all of them envisioning the glittering future they deserved: Vera, despite her father's opposition, would study at Oxford, marry Roland and be a famous writer; Roland, as for him, would be acclaimed as a great poet while Edward and his friends would each become a prominent figure in his respective field... But then came that fateful day on 4 August 1914 when Britain declared war on Germany. All those beautiful dreams were to be shattered one after the other. All except one: Vera wound up becoming a writer... A writer but a pacifist as well.

Director: James Kent
Writer: Vera Brittain (autobiography), Juliette Towhidi (screenplay by)
Production: N/A
Year: 2014
MetaScore: 76/100
ImdbRating: 7.3
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 16 Jan 2015
Awards: 5 wins & 5 nominations.


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Vera Brittain - Alicia Vikander
Edward Brittain - Taron Egerton
Victor Richardson - Colin Morgan
Mr. Brittain - Dominic West
Mrs. Brittain - Emily Watson
Roland Leighton - Kit Harington
Aunt Belle - Joanna Scanlan
Miss Lorimer - Miranda Richardson
Exam Candidate - Rachel Redford
Headmaster - Nicholas Farrell
Clare Leighton - Daisy Waterstone
Mr. Leighton - Nicholas Le Prevost
Mrs. Leighton - Anna Chancellor
Passenger - Teresa Churcher
Boy on Bicycle - Xavier Atkins
Sister Jones - Niamh Cusack
Nurse Scott - Laura Elsworthy
Nurse Milton - Naomi Everson
Wounded Soldier - Josh Taylor
Geoffrey Thurlow - Jonathan Bailey
Hotel Clerk - Charlie Woodward
Convalescent Nurse - Emily Bevan
George Catlin - Henry Garrett
Sister Eliot - Janet Amsden
Dorothy - Jenn Murray
Wounded German Soldier - Laurence Dobiesz
Dying German Soldier - Adam Ganne
Mustard Gas Victim - James Esler
Orderly - Jolyon Coy
Wounded Tommy #1 - Hubert Burton
Wounded Tommy #2 - Henry Rylands
New Maid - Maya Henson
Celebrating Nurse - Heather Nicol
Winifred Holtby - Alexandra Roach
Town Hall Speaker - Harry Attwell
Bereaved Mother - Mary Roscoe
Cyclist - James Amey
Injured Soldier - Oliver Ashton
Wounded Amputee Soldier - Lee Paul Atkinson
Middle Class Worker - Alan Bentley
Uppingham Parent - Alan Billingham
Bell Boy #1 - Joe Brammer
Soldier - Richard Douglas
Uppingham Boy - Kevin Doxey
Uppingham Boy - Jack Dranfield
Wounded German Soldier - Sam Exley
Wounded Soldier - Tom Farnsworth
Train ticket inspector - Michael Henderson
Shouting Woman at Reparation Rally - Samantha Hindman
VAD Nurse - Emma Hubble
Gangrene Soldier - Chris Kaye
Hotel Guest - Keith Lomas
Oxford Student - Charlotte Mellish
Train Ticket Inspector - Arnold Montey
Chinese Labourer - Karl Ng
A Soldier - Xander Parr
Soldier - Lucas Pinder
Medical Orderly - Tom Raven
Railway Porter - Paul Redfern
Childminder / civilian - Bianca Rudman
Lance Corporal Smith - Damien Speed
Town Hall Clerk - David Swift
Wounded soldier - Richard Varley
Student - Jessie Vinning
Mrs. Ellinger - Julie Vollono
Soldier - Dave Wake
Billy - Barney White
Piano Delivery Man - Jerry Willey