Munich: The Edge of War – A 92Y Conversation with Jeremy Irons and Annette Insdorf

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Moderator Annette Insdorf will interview Jeremy Irons about the new Netflix film, Munich: The Edge of War. Based on the international bestseller by Robert Harris, the film is an engrossing drama set during the Munich Agreement of 1938, with Europe on the brink of World War II.

Jeremy Irons, who plays Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, is the recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actor (Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune), as well as Golden Globe, Emmy, Tony, and SAG awards. While he is perhaps best known for his recent work in House of Gucci, HBO’s Watchmen, and Justice League, he has starred in such films as The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Moonlighting, The Mission, Dead Ringers, M.Butterfly, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Lolita, The Man in the Iron Mask, and The Man Who Knew Infinity. On television, his credits include Brideshead Revisited, Elizabeth I with Helen Mirren, and The Borgias.

Munich: The Edge of War is directed by German filmmaker Christian Schwochow. The screenplay — based on Robert Harris’ book — is by Ben Power (whose adaptations include The Hollow Crown and The Lehman Trilogy). As Adolf Hitler prepares to invade Czechoslovakia, Neville Chamberlain’s government desperately seeks a peaceful solution. Amid mounting pressure, British civil servant Hugh Legat (George McKay, from 1917) accompanies Chamberlain to Munich. There, he encounters a buddy from Oxford, German diplomat Paul von Hartmann (Jannis Niewöhner), who has a stolen document signaling Hitler’s true intent — a war of conquest across Europe. Amid frantic negotiations at the Munich Conference, Hugh and Paul conspire to prevent a terrifying conflict.

The first 250 people who register will receive a private link to watch the film during a 48-hour window prior to the conversation. Please register before 10 am ET on Thursday, January 13 to be eligible for this link.

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Munich: The Edge of War will premiere on Netflix January 21.