George Mackay stars in the upcoming World War II thriller “Munich – The Edge of War”. One of the first in Netflix’s 2022 slate of movies, “Munich – TEOW” comes from director Christian Schwochow and screenwriter Ben Power. It’s based on a Robert Harris novel of the same name and is set in late 1938 on the eve of Hitler’s planned invasion of Czechoslovakia. So automatically we’re in historically rich territory.
The story follows two young men, British civil servant (George MacKay) and a German diplomat (Jannis Niewöhner) who join together to try and broker a peace deal. With Europe on the brink of war, Neville Chamberlain (Jeremy Irons) and the British government hatch a plan to stop the inevitable attack that would eventually set in motion events that would lead to the deadliest military conflict in history (an estimated 75-85 million perished as a result). I’m a sucker for thoughtful historical war dramas and I like the look of this one.
“Munich – The Edge of War“ opens in limited release before dropping on Netflix January 21, 2022. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.