"A striking piece of cinema that cries out to be seen." SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
War Book is a tense political drama taking place over three days in the back rooms of Westminster. The film focuses around nine civil servants who conduct a role-playing act as a precautionary measure in the event of a nuclear war crisis.
Written by Jack Thorne and Directed by Tom Harper, the film features an outstanding ensemble cast including Sophie Okonedo, Ben Chaplin, Phoebe Fox, Kerry Fox and Sir Anthony Sher.
"A terse drama of interpersonal politics with rat-a-tat-tat dialogue and sharp performances.” TRICIA TUTTLE, BFI
A co-production with Ken Loach's Sixteen Films, War Book marks our first foray into feature length fiction. The film debuted at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival and opened the 2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival to a fantastic critical reception.
War Book opened in select cinemas in August 2015, followed by BBC4 screening the film as part of their 'Going Nuclear' programme, a season of films contemplating the history and future of the nuclear age, designed to commemorate the seventy-year anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
“I don’t want this to be a film with a political message. I just want to pose a question- why do countries have nuclear weapons, and what do we intend to do with them?” JACK THORNE
War Book is being sold worldwide by K5 International.