Michael Caine’s D-Day veteran film relies on an unbelievable true story | Films | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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Last 12 months Sir Michael Caine starred in his ultimate movie with Glenda Jackson, who died earlier than its launch.

The Great Escaper reunited the Hollywood legends on the massive display screen for the primary time in half a century.

The movie relies on the true story of Bernard Jordan, who in 2014 escaped his care house to attend the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France.

Caine, 91, performs the real-life D-Day veteran with the late Jackson portraying his spouse Irene.

The Great Escaper’s synopsis reads: “It was a story that captured the imagination of the world – Bernie seemed to embody the defiant, ‘can-do’ spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story. It was the story we all tell ourselves to make war and old age bearable. The bitter-sweet script explores the reality with wit and a very big heart. Bernie’s adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Rene (Jackson) – the story celebrates their love without sentimentality and with an eye to the lessons we might all learn from the Greatest Generation.”

The Great Escaper is now obtainable to hire and purchase in HD on plenty of streaming service.

The most cost-effective rental is £4.50 on BFI Player, whereas the film is £4.99 on Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Sky Store and YouTube.

Meanwhile you should purchase the film to maintain at its most cost-effective for £5.99 on Amazon Prime and Sky Store.