The Great Escaper Trailer

Starring Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, John Standing, Danielle Vitalis, Will Fletcher and Laura Marcus

Directed by Oliver Parker

Written by William Ivory

Produced by Robert Bernstein & Douglas Rae

Pathé are delighted to launch the brand-new poster and trailer for THE GREAT ESCAPER which is set to open in cinemas across the Ireland and UK from 6 October 2023.

Inspired by true events, the film tells the story of octogenarian Bernard Jordan’s escape from his care home to attend the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France:

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.

Running time: 96 minutes

Certificate: 12A

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