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Overlord (1975)

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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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Drama | History | War

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13 March 1978 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

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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We Don't Know Where We're Going
Written by Ralph T. Butler (as Ralph Butler) & Noel Gay
Sung by Nick Curtis
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Stunning mix of newsreel and fiction...wow!!

Fantastic little "war" gem this. Stands to reason why it won a Silver Bear at the Berlin Filmfestival once. We are offered visually very beautiful images of documentary footage from world war 2. In an extremely competent manner this material is mixed into a fictitious story about a young soldier´s life and death as a soldier participating in the famous D-Day invasion (Operation Overlord).Don't expect another Saving Private Ryan or The Longest Day.....Overlord is by far too "experimental" for that.Well, it's really impossible to compare these films, but rest assured Overlord will deliver a very unique war movie experience, like you´ve (probably) never seen it before.


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