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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:
Worthwatch 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
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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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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:
The fight between Andy Serkis and Hugo Speer took four days to shoot.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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:
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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31 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Worthwatch, 8 November 2004
Author: ghoulieguru from The Movie Crypt

Another in the recent wave of War-Horror movies like Dog Soldiers and The Bunker, this one actually has a couple of stand out moments. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, but there are some interesting moments with barbed wire. The acting was good overall, with most of the actors showing some nice restraint. Typically, you give an actor a period military uniform, a gun, and some exclamation points in the dialogue and you have a recipe for disaster. Points go to the director for keeping a lid on the overly dramatic yelling and screaming. Still, the pacing can be a little tedious at times, and tends to get a little repetitious. Succeeds where The Bunker fell down in that it actually delivers some chills and delivers an ending that isn't too reminiscent of a Twilight Zone episode. 6 out of 10.

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