Kaleidoscope Entertainment and Rakuten Cinema have unveiled a poster for the upcoming World War II drama Hurricane, which tells the story of the heroic Polish pilots who fought alongside the Royal Air Force in order to take down the Nazi invaders during the Battle of Britain. Check it out here…
HURRICANE tells the story of the Polish fliers who found themselves fighting for the freedom of their own country in foreign skies. Seen through the eyes of Jan Zumbach (Rheon), fighter ace and adventurer, it tells how the Poles, driven across Europe by the German war machine, finally made their last stand. Flying Hurricanes for the RAF over Britain, they became a key component in the legend of ‘The Few’. Up against the might of the Luftwaffe they hoped that, by saving Great Britain from Nazi invasion, they were keeping the dream of a free Poland alive.
In the lethal melee above England in that summer of 1940, they fought with a tenacity and skill that earned them the admiration of the whole British nation. The dogfights against superior planes cost some of the men their lives. The constant strain of gladiatorial combat took away the sanity of others. But, as Zumbach discovers as the war stutters to a close, becoming the best in the RAF is a hollow victory for the Poles.
This astonishing story is brought to life on screen in HURRICANE, using one of the last operating Hurricanes in existence during filming and highlighting the sheer bravery of the Polish pilots involved, who still to this day are huge historical icons in Poland.
Hurricane is released in UK cinemas and On Digital on September 7th.