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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Rated 12A

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Dir. Alexandra Dean. USA, 2017. 1h 28m. Starring Hedy Lamarr, Peter Bogdanovich, Diane Kruger, Mel Brooks, Nino Amareno, Charles Amirkhanian, Jeanine Basinger, Bill Birnes.

1940s Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman, but she was also an inventor who helped revolutionise modern communication. This fascinating documentary focusses on her legacy as a co-inventor of wireless technology that formed the principles of WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth.

‘Lamarr was an enigma: a great brain trapped in a silly, spurious image of glamour, while her real talent was allowed to wither. A sad but fascinating story.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘A vivid portrait of one of the most remarkable, pioneering women of Hollywood's Golden Age.’ ★★★★ Christina Newland, Little White Lies