One Great War watched and reviewed The Awakening for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s an excerpt:
The Awakening, a 2011 film set in 1921, starring Rebecca Hall as Florence Cathcart, ghost hoax exposer, and Dominic West as Robert Mallory, a World War I veteran who is now history master at a “haunted” school. This film wears all the trappings of a haunted house film, and the “horror” plot has been rightly criticised for being predictable and formulaic. However, I actually loved this film. WWI and the consequences of it pervaded the film and haunted both Cathcart and Mallory.
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