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During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Stirner ...
Tom
Davyd Harries ...
Jack
Nicholas Ball ...
Arthur
Julie Neesam ...
The Girl
Sam Sewell ...
The Trained Soldier
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Dad
Stella Tanner ...
Mum
Harry Shacklock ...
Stationmaster
David Scheuer ...
Medical Officer
Ian Liston ...
Barrack Guard
Lorna Lewis ...
Prostitute
Stephen Riddle ...
Dead German Soldier
Jack Le White ...
Barman
Mark Penfold ...
Photographer
Micaela Minelli ...
Little Girl
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During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.

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13 March 1978 (Denmark)  »

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Den beskidte krig  »

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The film is referenced in the series 1 closer (episode 10) of "Hazell", a 1978 television series starring Nicholas Ball - "introduced" in Overlord. Private eye James Hazell pauses during his search around Soho for a missing girl. Behind him, full frame, is a poster for Overlord. See more »

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[Jack and Arthur are lying down and talking while awaiting deployment]
Jack: Did you hear what Tom did this morning?
Arthur: No.
Jack: He went to see old Nickelby, and asked him if they gave out compassionate leave if there's been a death in the family. So Nickelby said, "Oh, yeah, yeah, depending on the circumstances." And Tom said, "Well, there hasn't been a death in my family yet, but there's going to be one very soon, and I request leave to go home and console my parents."
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Light Years beyond 'Saving Private Ryan'
22 April 2010 | by (Boston, Ma) – See all my reviews

That this film is not better known than all the jingoistic crap that came out of Hollyweed about WWII is nothing short of a crime. Many thanks to TCM and Criterion for making this gem more available. A word of warning to the viewer. There are no huge battle scenes, no stars, no digital effects, no big overblown music, just a simple tale of a soldier inducted into the army prior to D-Day, and the tragic outcome. And I'm not giving anything away. One knows from the first moment what the end will be. Everything about this film is superb. The acting by a cast of unknowns, the realistic script and dialogue, the brilliant cinematography that blends actual documentary footage into the film, the haunting music, etc., ad gloriam. All I can say is that this film affected me far more deeply than the above-mentioned film and it's images will stay with me much longer that anything Spielberg spent millions on to create.


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