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Badland (2007)

 -  Drama  -  8 May 2008 (Germany)
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An American soldier is unable to cope with the realities of daily life after he returns from his tour of duty in Iraq.

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Nora Rice
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Max Astin
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Oli Danilou
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An American soldier is unable to cope with the realities of daily life after he returns from his tour of duty in Iraq.

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war wounds | murder | See All (2) »

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When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross. Sinclair Lewis

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Rated R for some strong disturbing violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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Filming of the two minute scene in front of Mackenzie House in Fort MacLeod took more than five days to shoot because of delays caused by the strange winds that caused the camera batteries to die after only one or two takes were shot. See more »

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TIME TICKING AWAY
Performed by Trial 'N' Error
Vocals by JOey DiTata
Written by Wayne Boote & Rod McWilliam (ASCAP)
Used with permission by Wayne Boote & Rod McWilliam
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4 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Badland is a must for everyone. The film is harrowing and emotionally draining. It certainly packs a punch. Jamie Draven acts his part superbly as an anguished and desperate man- and his American accent is even passable! There is very much an atmosphere of claustrophobia and desolation running through the story that it is quite spine chilling in its effect.I believe this will have quite an impact on audiences on release. The only criticism might be that it is too long- there were scenes that could have been shortened. But the overall effect was spellbinding. Congratulations to Badland Films for a believable story brought to us with all the inherent pain and guilt that the main character portrays. His pain is deafening. Congratulations to Jamie Draven too- an ideal choice.


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