SS-GB (2017)

2017 | UK | Neal Purvis & Robert Wade | ★★★

Based on Len Deighton's 1978 novel, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade's SS-GB is a handsome and oft intriguing piece of speculative historical fiction, buoyed by decidedly excellent production values, but hamstrung by a laryngitically flat central performance.


"It is 1941 and Nazi Germany, having won the Battle of Britain, is the occupying force in the UK. Based on SS-GB, the bestselling novel by Len Deighton, renowned London murder detective Douglas Archer is caught between his brutal new SS superiors and a ruthless British resistance as he investigates what looks like a black market-related murder. Determined to uphold the law and protect the ones he loves, Archer soon finds himself drawn into a treacherous plot with global implications. In a country under hostile occupation, how do you do the right thing when you’re on the wrong side?" 2entertain