In the tiny Falkland Islands, April 1, 1982 started normally enough, but before midnight, an old conflict had exploded and enemy soldiers were creeping ashore.
This award winning drama takes a wry look at the first hours of the Falklands War. Ian Richardson (From Hell, House of Cards) is Sir Rex Hunt, unflappable governor of the islands, determined to defend his office – and send his flustered wife (Rosemary Leach – A Room with a View) off to safety (with a bottle). Bob Peck (Jurassic Park, Edge of Darkness) is Major Mike Norman, who faces the Argentinean invaders with a handful of gutsy Royal Marines.
Filmed in the Falklands, this extraordinary drama captures the courage (and absurd black humour) that occurs when a small corner of the world suddenly becomes a battlefield.