Phoenix Cinema: The Great Escaper (12A)
Calendar Tuesday 2 April 2024 Clock 14:30

Phoenix Cinema: The Great Escaper BBFC 12A rating

Based on a true love story.

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.

Watch THE GREAT ESCAPER Trailer (2023) Michael Caine on YouTube.

Ticket prices:

General:
£6.00 + £1.00 booking fee

Concession/Members:
£5.00 + £1.00 booking fee
This rate is available for Phoenix Arts members, under 18s, full-time students, registered disabled, unemployed and senior citizens (over 65).

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