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Release Date:
7 November 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Deliver them from evil
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Very Good Horror Story See more (123 total) »

Cast

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Jamie Bell ... Pfc. Charlie Shakespeare
Rúaidhrí Conroy ... Pvt. Colin Chevasse (as Ruaidhri Conroy)
Mike Downey ... Martin Plummer

Laurence Fox ... Capt. Bramwell Jennings
Roman Horák ... German soldier (as Roman Horak)
Dean Lennox Kelly ... Pvt. Willie McNess

Torben Liebrecht ... Friedrich

Kris Marshall ... Pvt. Barry Starinski

Hans Matheson ... Pvt. Jack Hawkstone

Hugh O'Conor ... Anthony Bradford

Matthew Rhys ... Cpl. Doc Fairweather

Andy Serkis ... Pvt. Thomas Quinn

Hugo Speer ... Sgt. David Tate
Pavel Tesar ... Mudman

Directed by
Michael J. Bassett 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael J. Bassett 

Produced by
Michael Bischoff .... associate producer
Mike Downey .... producer
Jan Fantl .... co-executive producer
Caroline Hewitt .... executive producer
Frank Hübner .... producer
Ralph Kamp .... associate producer
Sam Lavender .... executive producer
Dan Maag .... executive producer
Sam Taylor .... producer
 
Original Music by
Curt Cress 
Chris Weller 
 
Cinematography by
Hubert Taczanowski 
 
Film Editing by
Anne Sopel 
 
Casting by
Liora Reich 
 
Production Design by
Aleksandar Denic 
 
Art Direction by
Martin Martinec 
 
Costume Design by
Lucinda Wright 
 
Production Management
Simon Borecki .... unit manager
Reinhild Gräber .... production supervisor: ApolloMedia
Rudolf Kurz .... production supervisor: ApolloMedia
Patty Saffeels .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jude Campbell .... first assistant director: second unit
Hendrik Holler .... first assistant director (as Hendrick 'The Machine' Holler)
 
Art Department
Pavel Hemmy .... assistant property master
Dennis Todorovic .... art department interpreter
 
Sound Department
Nick Adams .... sound designer
Max Bauer .... foley artist
Gordon Brown .... dialogue adr editor
Normann Büttner .... foley recordist
Paul Carr .... sound
Daniel Dietenberger .... foley editor
Samir Foco .... sound effects editor
Samir Foco .... sound re-recording mixer
Ivana Jeftic .... sound editor
Jirí Kríz .... production sound mixer
Jirí Kríz .... sound
Srdjan Kurpjel .... sound mixer
Andy Thompson .... sound
Paul Wrightson .... sound effects editor
Daniel Goganian .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Pavel Sagner .... special effects coordinator
Jirí Vater .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Ales Dlabac .... digital effects artist
Maros Kesjar .... digital effects artist
David Vána .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Pavel Cajzl .... stunt double
Petr Drozda .... stunt coordinator
Jindrich Klaus .... utility stunts
Rudolf Vrba .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kriz David .... electrician
Chad Davidson .... camera operator
Milan Jirsa .... gaffer
Frantisek Novák .... first assistant camera
Petr Svoboda .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dita Valentinova .... costume interpreter
 
Editorial Department
Trevor Brown .... colorist
Steve Farman .... negative cutter
Louisa Harding .... assistant editor
Martin Hubacek .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Rob Lane .... composer: additional music
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
Alexander Saal .... music recording mixer
 
Other crew
Kate Barry .... production coordinator
Daniel Jewel .... development executive
 
Thanks
Stephen Daldry .... thanks
Alexander Stevens .... special thanks
 

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  • Zound  sound post-production

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Death Front" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, language and brief sexuality
Runtime:
94 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the German dubbed version, the German soldiers speak French.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 tradeSee 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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FAQ

Im confused at the end, were the soldiers in the real world after the battle?
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52 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
Very Good Horror Story, 1 November 2004
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

Set in the trenches of the First World War this is the first film I've seen set during that time that got the sense of place right. Its the got the entombed bodies in the ground, in the walls, and everywhere you look right. It is a bleak existence that the soldiers take almost matter of factly.

The plot has a group of British soldiers getting lost during an attack and finding a German trench. The Germans are more concerned with something in the trench to pay the Brits any mind and try to send them away. All but one of the Germans are shot, but because of a language problem he can't tell them whats is lurking close by.

Beautifully shot, excellently acted this is a very good little horror film. No, its not the be all and end all of horror films but its a damn good little thriller that rises about the typical thanks to its setting and the cast.

This is a film worth putting a bit of effort into finding. I doubt that you'll hate it if you find it, at the very least you'll come away liking it.

8 out of 10.

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