United Kingdom: September 07 2018
Ranking: 786 out of 14,826 movies (up 97)
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'Hurricane' is the story of a group of brave Poles who fought over the British skies during World War II, not only to keep Britain free of the Nazis, but also to keep alive the idea of their own country, which existed in its modern form for barely twenty years before it was crushed between the opposing jaws of Germany and Russia. In the deadly confrontation over England in that summer of 1940, they fought with a tenacity and skill that earned them the admiration of the entire British nation. But, as Zumbach discovers as the war stutters to a close, becoming the best in the RAF is a hollow victory for the Poles. The film shows how, even in the best hours of a man, the cynical political maneuvers can destroy their hopes, take away their dignity and take it to a very dark place.