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Six Minutes to Midnight

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Based on true events.
Summer 1939, Thomas Miller (Eddie Izzard) has taken a last minute and controversial role teaching English to the daughters of high-ranking Nazis at the Augusta-Victoria College, Bexhill-on-Sea, a finishing school on the south coast of England. Despite the storm clouds forming across Europe, the girls continue to learn deportment, Shakespeare, fitness and how to be a faithful member of Hitler’s League of German Girls.
Under the watchful eye of their headmistress Miss Rocholl (Judi Dench), and her devout assistant Ilse Keller (Carla Juri), the girls practice their English and learn how to represent the ideal of German womanhood. With a new world war imminent and a fog of resentment surrounding their presence, youth’s summer is running out for the girls...for everyone.
When the body of a former teacher is discovered, it triggers a sequence of deadly events where the girls and Miss Rocholl discover a world where loyalty is more important than truth. It also leaves Thomas running from the police with the threat of being hanged for murder.
Can Thomas exonerate himself in time? And can he save the hearts and minds of his students from the grip of Hitler?


Type of film
Andy Goddard
Sean Marley, Andy Evans, Ade Shannon, Sarah Townsend, Laure Vaysse
Executive Producer
Eddie Izzard, Celyn Jones, Trevor Beattie, Deepak Nayar, Emil Elmér, Pauline Burt, Adam Partridge, Zygi Kamasa, Emma Berkofsky, Christina Papagjika, Matt Salloway
Celyn Jones, Eddie Izzard, Andy Goddard
Principal Cast
Judy Dench, Eddie Izzard, Jim Broadbent, Carla Juri, James D'Arcy, Celyn Jones, Maria Dragus, Tijan Marei, Franziska Brandmeier


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Last updated 21st November 2018

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A Mad as Birds Films, Ella Communications and REP6 production. Financed by Motion Picture Capital, the Welsh Government, Ffilm Cymru Wales, West Madison Entertainmen

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