Netflix’s Original film, Munich – The Edge of War, is a WWII espionage thriller is centred around the Munich Agreement signed in 1938 by Germany, Italy and Great Britain to evade war in Europe and restore peace. It has been adapted from the acclaimed spy novel, Munich by Robert Harris.
The Netflix film will premiere in select theatres in the US in December. It will be available for streaming on Netflix from January 21.
Cast and creators
- Jeremy Irons
- George MacKay
- Jannis Niewöhner
- Ulrich Matthes
- Jessica Brown Findlay
- Anjli Mohindra
Directed by: Christian Schwochow
Written by: Ben Power
“Based on the international bestseller by Robert Harris. It is Autumn 1938 and Europe stands on the brink of war. Adolf Hitler is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia and Neville Chamberlain’s government desperately seeks a peaceful solution.
“With the pressure building, Hugh Legat, British civil servant, and Paul von Hartmann, German diplomat, travel to Munich for the emergency Conference. As negotiations begin, the two old friends find themselves at the centre of a web of political subterfuge and very real danger. With the whole world watching, can war be averted and, if so, at what cost?”
‘Munich – The Edge of War’ is produced by Turbine Studios. Ben Power, the writer had earlier collaborated with the director, Schwochow for the Netflix series, ‘The Crown’.
Set in August 1938, that focuses on pals, Hugh Legat, a British civil servant and Paul von Hartmann, a German diplomat teaming together for peace negotiations at Munich to end the imminent war.