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The Trench (1999)

 -  Drama | War  -  17 September 1999 (UK)
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A story about a group of soldiers last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916 it shows the conditions in the trenches during world war 1 and takes you into the minds of the soldiers.

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Lance Cpl. Victor Dell
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Pte. Colin Daventry
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Pte. Eddie Macfarlane
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Lt. Col. Villiers
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Rag Rookwood
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Pte. Cornwallis
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Pte. Dieter Zimmermann
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A story about a group of soldiers last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916 it shows the conditions in the trenches during world war 1 and takes you into the minds of the soldiers.

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It is a place 8ft wide, 600 miles long, man-made and God-forsaken.

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Film debut of Ben Whishaw. See more »

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The shelling of German trenches and the nomansland before the actual attack was immense. First of all the shelling would have been deafening, secondly, the nomansland would have been a moon-like scenery full of craters and barbwire, not a nice meadow. See more »

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Sgt. Telford Winter: Ya got Jocks to the left of you, Micks to the right. Thats all you need to know for now.
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Simply put, its a bore
7 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really don't need a war movie to be full of explosions to like it, but there was nothing about this movie worth liking. I really couldn't find a story to follow. The characters weren't developed enough for me to feel sympathetic for when they get picked off at the end. The production value of this film was like watching a play on PBS. If the producers and director wanted to give us a feel of what hell they went through in the trench having every other scene with the actors eating isn't going to help. I mean how about making it a true hell hole? I know this is supposed to take place in Summer, but mud, rain, and seeing the actor's breath to show cold, would have really helped. The No Man's Land was so Pristine that I thought the Tele-Tubbies were going to come rolling around. They could have thrown in barbed-wire, mortar shell holes, and the like.

Don't even bother borrowing them from the library. This thing is really disappointing.


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