In the middle of World War I, nine British soldiers caught behind enemy lines seek refuge in a complex network of German trenches. What they soon discover is that they aren't alone - and it isn't a German soldier that's hunting them down.

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Pfc. Charlie Shakespeare
Rúaidhrí Conroy ...
Pvt. Colin Chevasse (as Ruaidhri Conroy)
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Martin Plummer
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Capt. Bramwell Jennings
Roman Horák ...
German soldier (as Roman Horak)
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Friedrich
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Pvt. Jack Hawkstone
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Anthony Bradford
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Cpl. Doc Fairweather
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Pavel Tesar ...
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In 1917, in the Western front, a group of survivors of the British Company Y reach the most forward German trench in a foggy night. They capture a German soldier that advises that evil is in the trench, forcing the soldiers to kill each other, and asks them to leave the place. Only the private Charlie Shakespeare listens and helps the prisoner, while a supernatural force scares and makes the soldiers insane. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Deliver them from evil

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Drama | Horror | War | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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6 December 2002 (UK)  »

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No Man's Land  »

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$208,740 (Hong Kong) (8 November 2002)
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Writer/director Michael J. Bassett originally wanted to call the movie "The Third Part of Man," which refers to how war robs man of a third of his humanity. See more »

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There is not (and never has been) such a rank as Private First Class in the British Army, although it is possible to reach Class Three, Two and One within your trade See more »

Quotes

Sgt. David Tate: All right, boys lets get this trench secure.
Pfc. Charlie Shakespeare: Sarge.
Pvt. Thomas Quinn: Yes, sergeant.
Pvt. Jack Hawkstone: Yes, sarge.
Pvt. Barry Starinski: Fuckin' hell, sarge.
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A good low budget horror movie
31 January 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I liked this film. It was quirky, had a sting in the tale and had a cast of excellent characters, from a young and innocent Private who tries to understand the horrors of war, a man about to loose his faith in God, a solider who wants to survive the war with the minimum of guilt, a dying teenager, shot in the spine and unaware of the horrors to come and to a psychotic solider who will kill anyone, friend or foe. Add to this a German soldier, played with sinister and frightening conviction by unknown actor, Roman Horak and you have a seat of your pants film that you don't want to watch on your own!

However like many low budget movies, especially those that come of the UK criticism and panning is the name of the game. Now this REALLY gets up my nose! Come on guys, this isn't America you know, we don't have the sort of greenbacks to pay for state of the art special effects in any movie that is British funded. We have to reply on spit, prayers and God's good will.

Deathwatch is damn good movie, scary, spooky, well acted and a cracking good horror film.

If you want something more in the line of special effects galore combined with `pants' acting then go out and buy or rent the mind numbingly stupid, `Freddy and Jason' but don't knock a movie because it doesn't have the budget to give it that glossy overstated Hollywood feel.

This is an intelligent film for intelligent people, if you don't fit into that category, watch something else instead.


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