Divided by Love. United by War
“I shan’t sleep. Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want to feel alive!”
Private Peaceful is the story of the unbreakable bond between two brothers from their childhood in rural Devon to the battle fields of the First World War, based on the bestselling novel by War Horse writer Michael Morgpurgo.
When young Tommo Peaceful (George Mackay, How I Live Now, Sunshine on Leith) volunteers to fight, his protective older brother Charlie (Jack O’Connell, Starred Up, 300: Rise of an Empire) follows him to Flanders. But it is here that both experience the brutal nature of war, far removed from family life and their rivalry for the love of Molly Monks (Alexandra Roach, One Chance, The Iron Lady).
Featuring an all-star British cast including the late, incomparable Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter, The History Boys) in his last film, Frances de la Tour (Alice in Wonderland,Hugo), John Lynch (Sliding Doors) and Maxine Peake (Silk), Private Peaceful is a searingly powerful and emotional tale of adolescence, heroism and fierce family loyalties which would never be broken.