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The Unknown Soldier (1998)

Shell-shocked, unidentified English WW I soldier, unable to speak, tries to recover health, identity, and his memory with the help of a nurse. This leads to romance, mystery and suspense.

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Urquart
Olivia Caffrey ...
Jane Wetherby
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Col. Eelham
Jonathan Cullen ...
Christian Derry
Mark Drewry ...
Capt. Parr
Alison Fiske ...
Mrs. Derry
Mathew Fraser ...
Pvt. Baker
David Henry ...
Brig. Wheatley
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Sgt. Craddock
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Dr. Ewan Thomas
Anna Keaveney ...
Florence Davis
Dave Kent ...
Cpl. Teague
Bill Leadbitter ...
RMP Sergeant
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Maj. Wethersby
Gary Mavers ...
Angel
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Shell-shocked, unidentified English WW I soldier, unable to speak, tries to recover health, identity, and his memory with the help of a nurse. This leads to romance, mystery and suspense. Written by Anonymous

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1 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nieznany zolnierz  »

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Well done and suspenseful.
12 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

The subject of shell-shock is rarely touched upon in so realistic a fashion. Also, the class distinctions in England are made quite plain in this presentation. If you were an enlisted man during this period of time, 1914-1918, you did not receive the same consideration in a court of justice as an officer in the same army. This policy, I believe continued even up to World War II (1939-1945).

As for medicine, little was known on how to treat shell-shocked men. The administering of electric shock was graphically portrayed. It was not a gentle therapy and many people suffered during this treatment.

All the actors and actresses performed wonderfully. And as someone mentioned, the costumes and scenery appeared very authentic for that time. Oh, in spite of their dedication and intelligence, women were still second class citizens.

All in all, I consider the film a very, very, good one.


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