Munich The Edge of War is released on Netflix on Friday 21st January and tells the story of two friends on opposing sides desperately trying to find a peaceful solution whilst attending the 1938 Munich Conference. Based on the bestselling novel by Robert Harris, the film is a tense thriller depicting two friends who find themselves in real danger at the centre of political subterfuge as Europe teeters on the brink of war.
Anjli Mohindra plays Joan, a British diplomatic secretary who heads to the conference as part of the British contingent. She ends up playing a critical role in the drama that unfolds. When interviewed about the role, Anjli said "She popped off the page as soon as I read her. Her short time on screen really packs a real punch, and even makes a reference to her ethnicity. There were lots of South-Asian civil servants working for the British government at that time."
She says she took her inspiration from a British South-Asian spy called Noor Inayat Khan, saying "she would have been working around that time, so she was a great person to draw from. I think it's just her passion and drive to save her country." She also mentions she was a little starstruck when singled out by Jeremy Irons who plays Neville Chamberlain and describes it as a "magical moment".
Many of the conference scenes were shot in the building in Munich where the actual conference took place with Anjli commenting that there were "ripples of excitement" from the cast and crew when filming started.
Watch the trailer here.
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