Author and stars of new Netflix blockbuster ‘Munich: The Edge of War’ speak to the film’s historical spokesperson, James Rogers, for History Hit’s Warfare podcast | History Hit

Author and stars of new Netflix blockbuster ‘Munich: The Edge of War’ speak to the film’s historical spokesperson, James Rogers, for History Hit’s Warfare podcast

Carly Clark

18 Jan 2022

James Rogers uncovers several fascinating insights in a series of interviews with the cast of ‘Munich: The Edge of War’ and bestselling author Robert Harris, on whose book of the same name the film is based. 

James’ interrogates Robert Harris on his controversial reappraisal of Chamberlain, a politician who has traditionally been seen as foolish and weak, in a new light and the pair discuss the perhaps surprising picture painted of the Prime Minister as a “tormented but stoic hero in the face of insurmountable pressure”. 

As well as BAFTA Scotland Award-Winner and BAFTA Award-Nominee George MacKay, the most fascinating revelations perhaps come when James speaks to his co-star Jannis Niewöhner about his personal attachment to the period in history. Niewöhner talks about his recent discovery that his grandmother and her father had in fact been personally invited to Hitler’s house, where Hitler had kissed his grandmother and whispered a private message to her. The pair discuss the contemporary importance of a story that explores the difficulties around how the political actions of your country or your friends may go against your personal beliefs, and the issues around wanting to make your country great again whilst remaining sceptical about the politics involved in doing so. 

Munich: The Edge of War is available from Friday January 21st on Warfare.  

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Carly Clark

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