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HURRICANE, THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE POLISH PILOTS IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN, RELEASED ON 7 SEPTEMBER 2018  

For immediate release
26th July 2018

 

HURRICANE tells the incredible true story of the Polish pilots in the Battle of Britain, fighting for their own country, above a foreign land. This relatively unknown story - unique in the history of the Royal Air Force - tells of the Polish fliers who, having been driven across Europe by the Nazi war machine, played a pivotal role in the Allied victory in World War II.

Flying Hurricanes for the RAF over Britain, the Poles became a key component in the legend of ‘The Few’. In the lethal melee above England in the summer of 1940, up against the might of the Luftwaffe, they fought with a tenacity and skill that earned them the admiration of the whole British nation, and kept alive the dream of a free Poland.

The vicious dogfights against superior German planes cost the lives of some; the constant strain of gladiatorial combat took away the sanity of others. Ultimately, as the war stutters to an end, becoming the best in the RAF is a hollow victory for the Poles.

 

This powerful and gripping story is directed by David Blair (The Messenger, Away, Accused) and includes an impressive ensemble cast including Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Marvel’s Inhumans), Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), Stefanie Martini (Crooked House, Prime Suspect 1973), Krystof Hadek (Under the Skin, Dark Blue World) and Marcin Dorocinski (Pitbull Anthropoid). Its telling is historically authentic, using one of the last operational Hurricanes in existence.

HURRICANE is distributed by Kaleidoscope Entertainment, in partnership with Rakuten Cinema. Premiering its first release with HURRICANE, Rakuten Cinema is the new brand that the VOD platform Rakuten TV created for its original content, with a specific distribution model based on simultaneous theatrical and VOD release and the clear aim to empower independent producers to distribute great stories and stand head-to-head with their Hollywood counterparts.

Please contact Emma (emma@damaris.org or 07544 947570) for further information.

Notes to editors:

  • In cinemas and available on digital platforms on 7 September 2018

  • Directed by David Blair (The Messenger, Away, Accused) and starring Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Marvel’s Inhumans), Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), Stefanie Martini (Crooked House, Prime Suspect 1973), Krystof Hadek (Under the Skin, Dark Blue World) and Marcin Dorocinski (Pitbull Anthropoid).

  • Running time: 106 minutes

  • Cert: TBC

  • Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV5e2HA6XkU

  • Official website: http://hurricanefilm.co.uk/