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First Light (2010)  link to First Light on IMDb  

Number: 553

poster First Light

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

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.


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

Medium: DVD R/RW,

Location: Library

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen