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Cpl. Baumann
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LCpl. Schenke
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Sgt. Heydrich
Simon Kunz ...
Lt. Krupp
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Pvt. Engels
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Nicholas Rutherford ...
Deserter (as Nick Rutherford)
Simon D'Arcy ...
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Seven German soldiers are enclosed in one bunker during the Second World War. They soon feel surrounded by enemies. When they hear about the tunnel-system beneath the bunker and some mystic events that had occurred in this place, they soon begin to go mad... Written by Benjamin Stello

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During their first night in the bunker, when Kreuzmann is expressing his worries to Ebert about an American attack and the bunker being "not quite right," at the end of the conversation he says "God with us." Aside from being an obvious religious statement, it also refers to the saying that was inscribed on Germany Army belt buckles: "Gott mit uns" or "God with us." This was also common inscription on armour in the German military until the end of the Third Reich, and has a history and usage in Germany dating back as far as the Teutonic Order. See more »

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When Schenke fires his P38, the slide locks back, indicating the magazine is empty. Yet he fires a few rounds more in the next scene, without any reload in between. See more »

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LCpl. Schenke: Deserted or dead, either way, we can forget them.
Cpl. Baumann: Oh, you're all heart, Schenke.
LCpl. Schenke: [Slaps Cpl. Baumann] Shut your mouth, you bloody coward! You had your chance to find them, from what I hear, you prefer to hide away in the dark and do nothing!
Cpl. Baumann: If you're looking for a fight, Schenke, you'll have to try harder than that! When will you realize I am not fighting the same war as you?
LCpl. Schenke: Isn't that the truth?
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Frustrating and I'm paging John Carpenter.
19 May 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

We are on the German/Belgian border in 1944 and a group of German soldiers are holed up in a bunker trying to survive. But just as they find a tunnel system underneath the bunker, and the enemies outside are closing in, they suspect that something very sinister is down there with them......

One of the most frustrating British films I have watched in a very long time. You see there is a real great movie at its core, one that is desperately trying to get out, but instead of a top notch eerie thriller we get something that looks like a chopped together homage to John Carpenter. Definite shades of Carpenter's chiller, The Fog, and Russell Currie's great and creepy score sounding suspiciously like a reworking of Morricone's scoring for The Thing. The production is not helped by using an array of non German actors for this German soldier based picture. Much as i like Jason Flemying and Christopher Fairbank {my reasons for watching this film}, it's a bit of a stretch to accept them as German soldiers.

With a better director than Rob Green at the helm, Clive Dawson's story could have been fully realised as a serious and dramatic horror film. Instead the end product comes off as something that was too big a task to handle, and sadly the nicely tuned atmosphere is lost amongst the insipid and unimaginative cop out that the film invariably is. 3/10


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