Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth (2014)

Divided by war. United by love.

  • Genre: History, Drama, War
  • Release Date: 2014-10-14
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 551 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BBC Films
  • Production Country: Denmark, United Kingdom
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Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

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  • Alicia Vikander

    as Vera Brittain
  • Kit Harington

    as Roland Leighton
  • Taron Egerton

    as Edward Brittain
  • Colin Morgan

    as Victor Richardson
  • Dominic West

    as Mr. Brittain
  • Emily Watson

    as Mrs. Brittain
  • Hayley Atwell

    as Hope Milroy
  • Anna Chancellor

    as Mrs. Leighton
  • Miranda Richardson

    as Miss Lorimer
  • Joanna Scanlan

    as Aunt Belle
  • Alexandra Roach

    as Winifred Holtby
  • Jenn Murray

    as Dorothy
  • Henry Garrett

    as George
  • Nicholas Le Prevost

    as Mr Leighton
  • Nicholas Farrell

    as Headmaster
  • Daisy Waterstone

    as Clare Leighton
  • Niamh Cusack

    as Sister Jones
  • Teresa Churcher

    as Passenger
  • Xavier Atkins

    as Boy on Bicycle
  • Heather Nicol

    as Celebrating Nurse
  • Laura Elsworthy

    as Nurse Scott
  • Naomi Everson

    as Nurse Milton
  • Jonathan Bailey

    as Geoffrey
  • Charlotte Hope

    as Betty
Production David Heyman Producer
Editing Lucia Zucchetti Editor
Art Lucy Bevan Production Design
Production Lucy Bevan Casting
Sound Max Richter Music
Writing Juliette Towhidi Writer
Directing James Kent Director
Production Rosie Alison Producer
Camera Rob Hardy Director of Photography