Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
"The great French actor Vincent Lindon has a special talent for embodying what could be a paradoxical persona: the outstanding Everyman. In “At War,” the fourth feature he’s made with the director Stéphane Brizé, Lindon plays a workers’ leader at an auto plant facing closure."
"The tussle for supremacy in the race to power the world with electricity is rewired as a heavyweight personality smackdown between Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon). According to this film – a long-shelved casualty of the Weinstein Company collapse – the professional rivalry was scarred by treachery, tragedy and ruthlessness."