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The Current War

The original name: The Current War
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Duration: 105 min.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen, Celyn Jones, Tom Sweet
Genge: Drama, Biography, History
Country: USA
Release date USA: 2019-10-04

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The Current War is an American historical film by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, which premiered in September 2017 as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. The film shows how Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon in the role of George Westinghouse vying for the first US power grid.

1880: Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) has passed the tests of thousands of designs when he finally knows how to make a marketable lightbulb. While Edison received the financial support of J.P. Morgan (Matthew Macfayden) secures to supply five blocks in Manhattan with electric light, recognizes George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) the limits of the new technology. The businessman from Pittsburgh works with AC instead of DC and takes over some of Edison's discoveries. Competition is coming to a head: on the one hand the humble, public-opinionated Westinghouse, who is devoted to his wife Marguerite (Katherine Waterston) - on the other hand Edison, who considers himself a genius, does not want to share his appreciation for his work and his wife Mary (Tuppence Middleton) with the children neglected ...

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