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Passchendaele (2008)

R  |   |  Drama, History, Romance  |  17 October 2008 (Canada)
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The lives of a troubled veteran, his nurse girlfriend and a naive boy intersect first in Alberta and then in Belgium during the bloody World War I battle of Passchendaele.

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Highway
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Colonel Ormand (as Adam John Harrington)
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Skinner
Jesse Frechette ...
Peters
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Patricia Benedict ...
Nursing Matron
Hugh Probyn ...
Carmichael
Brian Dooley ...
McKinnon
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Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for a single battle. Written by Mark Cameron

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in love, there is only one rule... don't die.

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Rated R for sequences of realistic graphic war violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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17 October 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

La bataille de Passchendaele  »

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CAD 20,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When filming the Battle of Passchendaele, Paul Gross was very meticulous about maintaining historical accuracy. He would keep various photos of the real battlefield and compare them with how the set looked. See more »

Goofs

When Sarah enters her house just before Michael is leaving for France, all the windows are broken. From the inside they suddenly are fixed again. See more »

Quotes

Michael Dunne: [is being refused to see her again] How about I ask your father about it?
Sarah Mann: [looks hurt] I think you'll find that hard to do.
Michael Dunne: Why? He doesn't like suitors?
Sarah Mann: No. He's dead. He died at Vimy Ridge.
Michael Dunne: [after a pause] I'm sorry.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, Black and White footage of the real battle of Passchendaele are shown. See more »

Soundtracks

After The War
Performed by Sarah Slean
Written by Paul Gross and David Keeley
Courtesy of Debmeister Music Publishing
Produced by Asher Lenz and Jack Lenz
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At last...
31 October 2008 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

At last a genuine Canadian movie... Calgary is Calgary... The Americans didn't win the battle, didn't even turn up anywhere... There were no Stars and Stripes in every office. Okay, the plot --- a sort of WW1 Saving Private Ryan effort set against the bloody Belgian battle --- is a little far fetched. But the scenes --- both in 1916 Calgary and in the mud and horror of the battlefield --- are as good as those in any WW1 movie I've seen. There are believable characters well portrayed both in the script and by the actors. The effects are superb. The lighting and cinematography are sensitive and creative. And how very impressive that Paul Gross was a triple threat man. He wrote it, he directed it and he starred in it. That totals 300% This is as good as they come.


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