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The Current War

by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Gala Premieres

In the 1880s, the rivalry between two of the greatest inventors of the industrial age is peaking. Cigar-smoking loner Thomas Edison astounds the world as he envelops Manhattan’s nocturnal streets in light with his new electrical system – challenging the upper-middle-class gentleman George Westinghouse in the process. Westinghouse, meanwhile, is forced to rethink his gas-based system. With the help of up-and-coming inventor Nikola Tesla, he not only identifies serious deficiencies in Edison’s DC system, but also invests everything he has into the risky AC system. A fierce competition centred on the question of who will lead the world into a new age begins. Focusing on the talent of its actors, the enlightening historical drama THE CURRENT WAR takes us through an underexposed chapter of modernism.


  • Genre: Historical Drama
  • Country, Year: USA, 2017
  • Runtime: 108 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Stanley Townsend
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  • Screenplay: Michael Mitnick
  • Cinematography: Chung-hoon Chung
  • Editor: David Trachtenberg
  • Sound: Michael Fentum
  • Music: Dustin O’Halloran, Volker Bertelmann
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  • Producers: Timur Bekmambetov , Basil Iwanyk
  • Executive Producer: Michael Mitnick
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  • Production Companies: The Weinstein Company, Bazelevs Entertainment, Current Films Ltd., Film Rites , Fourth Floor Productions, Lantern Entertainment
  • Swiss Distribution: Elite Film AG
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