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The Trench (1999)

A story about a group of soldiers' last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916, showing the conditions in the trenches during World War 1 and taking 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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Lt. Col. Villiers
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Rag Rookwood
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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, showing the conditions in the trenches during World War 1 and taking 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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17 September 1999 (UK)  »

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La Trinchera  »

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Trivia

The first partnership between Daniel Craig and Ben Whishaw. Both would appear also in Layer Cake (2004), Enduring Love (2004) and Skyfall (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Eddie looks out the loophole, no mans land is a clear green field. When the Winter and Beckwith do the raid, Beckwith claims there is a a ton of wire left. During the final attack, there is no wire. Also, due to the weeks of bombing it is likely that the ground would be a bit rough and muddy. See more »

Quotes

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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