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Deathwatch (2002)

R  |   |  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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Pfc. Charlie Shakespeare
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 ...
Mudman
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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:

$208,740 (Hong Kong) (8 November 2002)

Gross:

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

Many of the most horrific images in the film were inspired by a book called 'The Covenant of War'. See more »

Goofs

In his final confrontation at the body pile in the middle of the trench system, Charlie Shakespeare is armed with a German K98k carbine. But the K98k did not enter production until 1935, eighteen years after the events depicted in the film. 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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1 December 2002 | by (hong kong) – See all my reviews

"Welcome to hell," are the eerily prophetic words, complete with shells, atmospheric all-is-not-right music and the groans of dying men, a hint of what's to come. After the battle, out of the fog and into a German trench, the men of Y-company discover that's exactly where they've landed. First of all, the place is deserted. And strewn with (mutilated) corpses of German soldiers. All dead. Except one (Torben Liebrecht), who warns them desperately that there is "quelque chose de mal" in that place, and to get out as soon as they can. Naturally, they all ignore him, except for Shakespeare (Jamie Bell). Soon, it proves true when the men start turning against each other, or getting sucked into the earth with barbed wire, or tying each other up à-la-crucifixion.

Well. After two years of watching this in the making, it hasn't disappointed (thank you, Mr, Bassett). Great set-up, with the rain, the rats, trenches and mud to make Spielberg weep with envy. While the script could use some work ("what's the matter with this place? What's happening?" asks one -rhetorically?), the acting keeps the characters from becoming walking clichés, especially Jamie Bell as the unwelcome greenhorn, or Hugo Speer as the duty-bound Sgt. Tate, to name a few. The suspense was average and wasn't so scary that there'd be lost sleep over it, nor was it anything over-original. But it's a great piece of ensemble casting (i'd pay the admission again to see Hugh O'Conor say the f-word), cool FX and steady directing make it a good viewing.


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