Synopsis

Storyline:
For three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 battle hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault, each man begins to search for the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.
User Reviews: ‘Danger Close’ is an epic recount of the Battle of Long Tan with no Hollywood exaggerations, no excuses for narrative cuts, and no colourful tie-ins. Kriv Stenders has created a film that explores inherit Australian values, history and entertainment whilst encapsulating friendship, and a modernised respect to the ANZACs.rn- Lily MeekrnrnRead Lily’s full article…rnmaketheswitch.au/article/review-danger-close-the-battle-of-long-tan-close-to-homernrnHead to maketheswitch.au/sff for more Sydney Film Festival reviews.

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