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First Light (2010)  link to First Light on IMDb  

Number: 553

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IMDb Rating:
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6.7/10 (116 votes)

Country: UK, 75 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Biography

Director(s): Matthew Whiteman

Cast: Sam Heughan, Gary Lewis, Ben Aldridge, Paul Kynman, Paul Tinto, Tuppence Middleton, Alex Robertson, Jordan Bernarde, Alex Waldmann, Richard Walsh

Medium: DVD R/RW,

Storyline: In May 1940 eighteen-year old Geoffrey Wellum joins the 92 squadron of the Royal Air Force and is taken to the pub,where pilots who have seen action sign their names on a blackboard. Next day,with no flying experience,he is expected to pilot a Spitfire;he is nervous but exhilarated. Soon he is seeing action against the Luftwaffe,his sense of duty dispelling fear,and,having taken part in the Battle of Britain,is awarded a medal,though he never signs the blackboard. By 1941 he has flown fifty missions and feels invincible,though he sees friends die and in 1942 the stress causes him to have a breakdown. However he survives the war and,in the present,talks direct to camera,voicing his feelings about his service experiences.

Location: Library

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen