Synopsis

In the summer of 2014, Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He had staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades at the D-Day Landings 70th anniversary.

It was a story that captured the imagination of the world as Bernie embodied the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story. It was an inspirational but sanitised retelling of one man’s need to come to terms with the lasting trauma of war.

Bernie’s adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Rene (Glenda Jackson) – THE GREAT ESCAPER celebrates their enduring love but always with an eye to the lessons we might learn from the Greatest Generation.


Director:
Oliver Parker, Oliver Parker
Studio:
Sphere Films
Producer(s):
Douglas Rae, Robert Bernstein
Cast:
Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson
Writer(s):
William Ivory

Movie Times

Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre Edmonton

10200 102 Ave. NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4B7
780-421-7018

Regular Showtimes

Thu, Jun 13:
  • 4:20pm
  • 7:35pm
Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton

#3030, 8882-170 St.
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4M2
780-444-2400

Regular Showtimes

Thu, Jun 13:
  • 12:30pm