Edison - The Current War (The Current War)
USA, 2017 | Length: 105min | FSK: 6 | Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Tom Holland

Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in this fascinating period drama that tells the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Cumberbatch ("The Imitation Game", "Doctor Strange") is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to New York City with his radical new technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Shannon; "The Shape of Water"), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Hoult; "X-Men"), have a far better idea for how to rapidly electrify America. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules. A solid, engrossing, and beautifully designed film powered by an outstanding cast and an intriguing, history-inspired story.

  Wed 12.08.20 17:00 (English)