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Making-of Featurette, Cast/Crew Interviews and B-roll footage
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The film is so authentic in its presentation of the terrible conditions endured by all sides at the front and is more astonishing as it was filmed in Australia and funded by inter alia The Australian Film Commission. The acting is spot on, the cinematography though not beautiful does exactly what you would want in terms of conveying the filth and the sense of claustrophobia when below ground. They do not shy away from the gruesome detail and Alan Dukes and Brendan Cowell are both excellent leads.
That said there is not one lack lustre performance and every one comes across as believable. The story is told with a modicum of flash backs but this is so well balanced that it helps the narrative flow. For fans of 'Birdsong' by Sebastian Faulks, this film will add to the plot. For fans of history it also tells a part of the amazing Allied attack on the Messine Ridge. For language wary types, there is some German with sub titles, but as I speak a bit of Deutsh I did not find it off putting. This really is a great film that seemed to just fly by (only one cup of tea - always a good sign)you will not be sorry for the purchase
Brendan Cowell plays the central character and much, if not all, of the narrative is seen through his perspective. Remaining at home in Australia to mine copper for the war effort, he is branded a coward. But when tragedy strikes, he takes up arms and heads to Europe. On the western front, he becomes the ranking officer over a crew that is working beneath the trenches. Ultimately, the troop is confronted with one of the largest campaigns of the war--to undermine a pivotal German position beneath the infamous Hill 60. Playing a riveting game of cat and mouse with tunneling Germans, the team works tirelessly to prepare the single largest explosive charge ever collected in one place to devastate the German line from underground. Taut and exciting, the film sets up the tunneling activity with great depth and detail and strands the viewer in the dank earth.Read more ›
Would I watch again? - I definatly would.
*Also try - Saving Private Ryan
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A MOVIE ABOUT A GROUP OF SOLDIERS, AND WHAT THEY DID, THAT IS NOT VERY WELL KNOWN. GOOD PERFORMANCES BY ALLPublished 2 days ago by STEVEN H.
Excellent. Great acting. Directing. Cinematography. Top notch.Published 1 month ago by Susannah Lyle
Good movie, worth watching once, especially for anyone that likes war films. Was disappointed that the movie was more about maintaining the tunnels than building them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by akrobert
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really good. not much out there on WWI, so this is very goodPublished 2 months ago by clifton smith
Great movie amazing bit of history not really known. Not sure the effort justified the means.Published 3 months ago by Climber1064
Good movie:) ... This isn't a blockbuster, but for a movie which tells a true story it is worth watching. I enjoyed it, yet if you are looking for an A lis movie this isn't it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by somebody