Lady Ann Keys, nicknamed “Glorious’ by her brother, is slowly going mad.

After her retired barrister and MP father Sir Alexander (Nighy) celebrates his birthday, Ann stumbles upon a recording in her father’s shed of a seemingly innocuous LP that actually is the recorded meetings of aristocratic British appeasers and Nazi sympathizers.

As her friends and lover start dying in overly-coincidental ways, Ann slowly realizes nobody is who they seem and her life she has know is starting to slowly fall apart.

With a fantastic in media res opening that showcases Christopher Lee’s talent for the small part,, and finish that careens at the corners, Glorious 39 explores the actions people will take in order to defend the lifestyle and world they won’t bear giving up.

Special props should go to Romola Garai, who really comes into her own with this film. Her descent into madness and paranoia is superb. Jeremy Northam, who plays the sinister Balcombe, is delightfully evil, and Eddie Redmayne (remember he was the son in The Good Shepard) shows he can play the slightly narcissistic chauvinist perfectly.

And finally, Julie Christie is in top form. She steals every scene she is in, and her haunting little statements such as “this little war makes everything uncertain” stick with you well after leaving the film.

Glorious 39 is availble on Netflix now.