On the eve of World War Two, self-taught archaeologist Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes) begins an excavation in Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, that would change history as it was then known. Hired by Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan), the estate's wealthy landowner, Brown uncovers an Anglo-Saxon burial ship under the land's mysterious mounds, carefully watched over by Pretty's ailing health and the looming threat of war, The Dig is a gentle and determined historical drama exploring a now-infamous archaeological discovery and based on a true story.
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Johnny Flynn, Archie Barnes, Lily James, Ken Stott
Director: Simon Stone
Running time: 1 hour 52 mins
Cert: 12A - Contains brief moderate sex, sex references
Tickets: £8 (£7)
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