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Passchendaele (2008)

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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Colonel Ormond (as Adam John Harrington)
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Hugh Probyn ...
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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)

Opening Weekend:

CAD 847,522 (Canada), 19 October 2008
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A group of extras (Military members among them) camped near the Tsuu T'Ina battlefield set in what became known as "Camp Hornburg", named for Corporal Nathan Hornburg who was killed in Afghanistan, September 24th, 2007 - close to the filming dates. See more »

Goofs

The position of the German's bayonet over Dunne's chest during the scuffle. 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

The Alliance logo at the beginning is shown over a cloudy and rainy sky, with noises of explosions and rifle gunshots in the background. 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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Finally: a Canadian film about Canadian heroes: our soldiers !
19 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Most of us have one or more great-grandfathers, other relatives or even friends ( I knew a WW1 Veteran as a small child, he was a pensioner with my great-grandmother) who fought with the Canadian Corps in Europe.

It was a brutal & dirty war where our soldiers paid in blood for Canada to be recognized as a nation. Moreover, they got the job done, without fanfare or banners: farm boys and clerks from a colony became the elite fighting formation of the western front.

The film depicts all of the above, the price each paid, in physical and emotional pain, in lives lost and friendships made.

Paul Gross has dome it again. A beautiful movie, without fanfare or banners that says it all, in subtle moments and firm assertions.

Thank you, Mr Gross.


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