Passchendaele (2008)

Passchendaele (2008)

Released: 2008
Genre: Drama, Genre, History, Romance
Director: Paul Gross
Starring: James Kot, Michael Greyeyes, Paul Gross, ,
Run time: 114 min
IMDb: 6.4/10
Country: Canada
Views: 23555


Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The “Fighting Tenth” with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for a single battle.
Written by
Mark Cameron
User Reviews: At last a genuine Canadian movie… Calgary is Calgary… The Americans didn’t win the battle, didn’t even turn up anywhere… There were no Stars and Stripes in every office. Okay, the plot — a sort of WW1 Saving Private Ryan effort set against the bloody Belgian battle — is a little far fetched. But the scenes — both in 1916 Calgary and in the mud and horror of the battlefield — are as good as those in any WW1 movie I’ve seen. There are believable characters well portrayed both in the script and by the actors. The effects are superb. The lighting and cinematography are sensitive and creative. And how very impressive that Paul Gross was a triple threat man. He wrote it, he directed it and he starred in it. That totals 300% This is as good as they come.

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