Films sometimes explore the lives of real people, or on events that actually happened. This is the case with Darkest Hour, a film about Winston Churchill – an important figure in British history – as he becomes Prime Minister during the early years of WWII.

Do you think it makes a difference to the audience if they know that a film is depicting real events? Does it make a difference to who the film is aimed at? Does the drama seem more real or intense?

Watch the trailer below and make a note of the issues that you see. Before suggesting an age rating, think about how the trailer makes you feel. Consider in how much detail we see some of the action, and what we see Churchill doing.

Once you've decided on your age rating, click below to find out what rating our Compliance Officer's gave it.

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