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Deathwatch (2002)

 -  Drama | Horror | War  -  6 December 2002 (UK)
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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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Rúaidhrí Conroy ...
Pvt. Colin Chevasse (as Ruaidhri Conroy)
Mike Downey ...
Martin Plummer
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Capt. Bramwell Jennings
Roman Horák ...
German soldier (as Roman Horak)
Dean Lennox Kelly ...
Pvt. Willie McNess
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Friedrich
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Pvt. Barry Starinski
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Pvt. Jack Hawkstone
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Anthony Bradford
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Cpl. Doc Fairweather
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Sgt. David Tate
Pavel Tesar ...
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

6 December 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

No Man's Land  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£334,657 (UK) (6 December 2002)

Gross:

£895,894 (UK) (27 December 2002)
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Trivia

Jamie Bell originally whistled "It's a Long Way to Tipperary," but the rights to this particular song proved to be too expansive so it was changed to "Silent Night, Holy Night" in post-production. See more »

Goofs

They referred to 'The Lambeth Walk' when saying to the stretcher case - "We'll soon have you doing 'The Lambeth Walk'". This song was not written until about 1937 for the show "Me and My Gal". It was sung, and danced in World War II. See more »

Quotes

Cpl. Doc Fairweather: McNess, what are you doing?
Pvt. Willie McNess: Leaving!
Pvt. Thomas Quinn: Well that's the best idea I've heard all day.
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Nice terror film upon a creepy confrontation in trenches during WWI
23 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

The movie deals with an English soldiers group in First Great War ( 1914 to 1918 ).

Perhaps it happens in Verdun , Tannenberg or Marne battle , the film is set on the trenches from one of them . At the squadron appears an evil which murders one by one the members of the team.

It's an interesting movie , from the beginning until the end the frightening and scary action is unstoppable.

The flick has an eerie atmosphere , it is in gaudy color , enhanced by the mud of trenches and with lights and shades that originates a ghostly setting .

Set design is excellent , the movie is enough atmospheric , the dark sludge , the dirtiness and filthiness with the muddy trenches are very well designed .

Runtime is adjusted , approx. one hundred minutes , but is a little bit boring because of it occurs limited adventures . However it is a lot exciting , amazing and entertaining.

In the film there are suspense , horror, drama , tension , shootouts , frenetic action and a little bit of gore.

Everybody actors are pretty well but specially there stands out Jamie Bell , Andy Serkis ( Gollun in The Lord of the rings ) , Hugo Speer and Mathew Rhys .

The movie will appeal to the suspense , terror buffs and emotion lovers.

Rating 6,5/10 . Good and well worth watching .


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