Rural Australians for Refugees Bendigo fundraiser. All tix $20
Thursday May 13: 6.30pm doors and live music, 7pm film, Six Minutes to Midnight.
All welcome – bookings directly through Star Cinema on 5446 2025
Genre: Drama, Thriller. Dir: Andy Goddard. Country: UK.
A Hitchcockian spy thriller that uncovers a little-known yet astonishing moment of British history.
Headlined by British screen royalty including Dame Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard and Jim Broadbent, Six Minutes to Midnight takes place on the precipice of World War 2, school teacher Thomas Miller (Izzard) takes a last-minute 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 (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. It is Six Minutes to Midnight and can Thomas exonerate himself in time and save the hearts and minds of his students from the grip of Hitler?