Munich – The Edge of War (2021)


Munich – The Edge of War is a 2021 British drama film, directed by Christian Schwochow, from a screenplay by Ben Power. It is based upon the novel of the same name by Robert Harris.

Munich – The Edge of War was originally slated to be released in 2021 by Netflix but instead will release on 21 January 2022, with a limited theatrical release beforehand.


A British diplomat travels to Munich in the run-up to World War II, where a former classmate of his from Oxford is also en route, but is working for the German government.


  • Jeremy Irons as Neville Chamberlain.
  • George MacKay as Hugh Legat.
  • Jannis Niewöhner as Paul von Hartmann.
  • Sandra Hüller as Helen Winter.
  • Liv Lisa Fries as Lenya.
  • August Diehl as Franz Sauer.
  • Jessica Brown Findlay as Pamela Legat.
  • Anjli Mohindra as Joan.
  • Ulrich Matthes as Adolf Hitler.
  • Mark Lewis Jones as Sir Osmund Cleverly.


In November 2020, it was announced Jeremy Irons, George MacKay, Jannis Niewöhner, Sandra Hüller, Liv Lisa Fries and August Diehl had joined the cast of the film, with Christian Schwochow directing the film, from a screenplay by Ben Power, based upon the novel of the same name by Robert Harris, with Netflix set to distribute.

Principal photography began in November 2020.


  • George Mackay learnt German for his role as Hugh Legat.
  • George Mackay also appeared as the lead character in a WW1 movie ‘1917‘ in which he serves as an infantryman in the British Army.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Christian Schwochow.
  • Producer(s):
    • Andrew Eaton … producer.
    • Daniel Hetzer … executive producer.
    • Robert How … co-producer.
    • Jakob Neuhäusser … line producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Robert Harris (novel).
    • Ben Power (adaptation).
  • Music:
    • Isobel Waller-Bridge.
  • Cinematography:
    • Frank Lamm … director of photography.
  • Editor(s):
  • Production:
    • Turbine Studios.
    • Netflix.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Netflix (2021) (World-wide) (video) (VOD).
  • Release Date: 13 October 2021 (BFI London Film Festival, UK) and 21 January 2022 (internet).
  • Rating: PG-13.
  • Running Time: 123 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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