MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 22,283 this week

The Great War (2007)

TV Movie  -  Biography | History | War  -  April 2007 (Canada)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 24 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A historical recreation of Canada's role in World War I, cast by descendants of the people who participated in it.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 85 titles
created 20 Mar 2011
 
a list of 1256 titles
created 28 Aug 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 08 Sep 2011
 
a list of 116 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 281 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Great War" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Great War (TV Movie 2007)

The Great War (TV Movie 2007) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Great War.
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

With World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the Russian Civil War as backdrop, it's an old-fashioned, blood-and-guts narrative, filled with earthly humor and a wealth of colorful ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Rupert Everett, Delphine Forest, F. Murray Abraham
Shoulder Arms (1918)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Charlie is a boot camp private who has a dream of being a hero who goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Edna Purviance, Charles Chaplin, Syd Chaplin
J'accuse! (1919)
Drama | Horror | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war.

Director: Abel Gance
Stars: Romuald Joubé, Séverin-Mars, Maryse Dauvray
Haber (2008)
Short | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In 1914, Fritz Haber is Germany's greatest chemist. His Nobel prize-winning synthetic fertilizers have saved the world from mass starvation. But as World War I breaks out across Europe, ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Ragussis
Stars: Christian Berkel, Juliane Köhler, Wolf Kahler
The First World War (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A comprehensive survey of the history of World War I.

Stars: Jonathan Lewis, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Paul von Hindenburg
The Lost Battalion (TV Movie 2001)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Ricky Schroder, Phil McKee, Jamie Harris
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The true story of Don Smith's heroic experience at the Battle of the Bulge while with the 94th Infantry.

Director: Thad T. Smith
Stars: Cole Carson, Lauren Bair, Michael J. Prosser
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

During World War I, an army private is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern
Gallipoli (1981)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr
The Red Baron (2008)
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Baron Manfred von Richthofen is the most feared and celebrated pilot of the German air force in World War I. To him and his companions, air combats are events of sporty nature, technical ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolai Müllerschön
Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The extraordinary true story of Oliver Woodward. It's 1916 and Woodward must tear himself from his new young love to go to the mud and carnage of the Western Front. Deep beneath the German ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Sims
Stars: Brendan Cowell, Harrison Gilbertson, Steve Le Marquand
The Great War (1959)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Silvana Mangano
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Trudeau ...
Michael Rudder ...
Maxime Cournoyer ...
Arthur Holden ...
...
Will Bird
Justin Walsh ...
Corporal 46th Battalion
Noel Burton ...
Charly Stewart
Sascha Cole ...
Beatrice Fox
...
PM Robert Borden
Glen Bowser ...
General Arthur Currie
Jean-François Blanchard ...
Susan Almgren ...
John Dee Delorimier ...
James Moses
Ralph François ...
Dana Thompson
Paul Stewart ...
British PM Lloyd George
Edit

Storyline

The Great War Project is a docu-drama and reality TV series produced by Galafilm and the CBC. These have recruited over 125 descendants of First World War combatants on both sides of the conflict to re-enact the First World War's major battles and trench warfare. Written by K. Phillips

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | History | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

April 2007 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

La Grande Guerre  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

CAD 4,300,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie's release date is set to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917; also one of the key battles depicted in the movie. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
the value of Living History and Historical reenactment
18 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The McKenna brothers have long worked with groups of historical re- en-actors as a support for their documentaries (from the war of 1812 to World War II) and here for the Great War.

Here, in a twist they use living history, defined as an interaction between observers and history through tools, dress and placing them inside situations in order to bring greater understanding of the events. Descendants of the soldiers and nurses who gave their all in World War I are brought along and share their insights as they live through some of the experiences of their grand sires.

Dramatic re-enactments, professional actors and amateurs all mixed together with documentary narration and a few photographs make for an interesting mix. Some new insights. A good companion piece for the Paul Gross narrated "Far from Home - Canada and the Great War".

I read on one of the discussion groups that the film's weakness is the overly emotional reactions of some of these amateur re-en-actors. I thought they were quite sincere and brave in sharing their emotions to the camera. Stepping into history, living in a muddy trench for three days with little or no sleep after going through a rough boot camp, would tend to make most people vulnerable and yes, even weepy.

I saw a news report a few years ago about how they did the same thing with a bunch of high school students in Ontario for a remembrance day week-end, and the students were deeply affected by it. They had Canadian soldiers and historians help out as technical advisers, they dug a section of trench for the kids to live in, and set off fireworks and flares all night and raided the trench to keep them awake and on their toes.

This documentary is similar, but on a larger scale, given that is is all done on location.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
could of been better wallace1-1
Discuss The Great War (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?