MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 483 this week

Passchendaele (2008)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 6,278 users  
Reviews: 97 user | 26 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 27 Aug 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 08 Sep 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 03 Jan 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 21 Feb 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Passchendaele" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Passchendaele (2008)

Passchendaele (2008) on IMDb 6.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Passchendaele.

User Polls

10 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gunless (2010)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A hardened American gunslinger is repeatedly thwarted in his attempts to mount a showdown in a friendly town in Canada where no one seems to understand or appreciate the brutal code of the American Wild West.

Director: William Phillips
Stars: Paul Gross, Sienna Guillory, Dustin Milligan
Mars et Avril (2012)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Based on an acclaimed graphic novel, Mars & Avril is set in Montreal of the future, at the dawn of the first human landing on Mars, and tells the story of a musician who becomes obsessed with his muse.

Director: Martin Villeneuve
Stars: Jacques Languirand, Caroline Dhavernas, Paul Ahmarani
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
Due South (1994–1999)
Adventure | Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The cases of a cynical American police detective and a upright Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in the city of Chicago.

Stars: Paul Gross, Beau Starr, Tony Craig
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Paul Gross stars as the leader of a recently reunited curling team from a small Canadian town. This offbeat comedy follows the team as they work through their respective life issues and ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Gross
Stars: Paul Gross, Leslie Nielsen, James B. Douglas
Mr. Average (2006)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

As they prepare to test products for a multinational corporation, a marketing company targets a typical guy as their guinea pig.

Director: Pierre-Paul Renders
Stars: Khalid Maadour, Caroline Dhavernas, Chantal Lauby
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
Birdsong (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Clémence Poésy, Matthew Goode
The Trench (1999)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A story about a group of soldiers' last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916, showing the conditions in the trenches during World War 1 and taking you into the minds of the soldiers.

Director: William Boyd
Stars: Paul Nicholls, Daniel Craig, Julian Rhind-Tutt
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Clara's mother is on her death bed as she tells her daughter that she regrets they are not closer. This revelation causes Clara to pursue a closer relationship with her own daughter, Bianca.

Director: Émile Gaudreault
Stars: Caroline Dhavernas, Ellen David, Colin Mochrie
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Émile Gaudreault
Stars: Stéphane Rousseau, Mathieu Quesnel, Julie LeBreton
Passiondale (2011)
Documentary | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An exhibition of teen culture, through improvised acting. Hoping to transcend the ideals of conventional film-making, our attempt was to display an emotional rawness that often isn't ... See full summary »

Director: Jonah Freedman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Meredith Bailey ...
Cassie Walker
Jim Mezon ...
Dobson-Hughes
...
Highway
...
Colonel Ormand (as Adam John Harrington)
...
...
Skinner
Jesse Frechette ...
Peters
Rainer Kahl ...
German Machine Gunner
...
Young German Soldier
Patricia Benedict ...
Nursing Matron
Hugh Probyn ...
Carmichael
Brian Dooley ...
McKinnon
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

17 October 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

La bataille de Passchendaele  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 20,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Paul Gross wrote and directed this film, and it's closing song "After the War". Michael Dunne was his grandfather, a WW One vet, who once heartbreakingly confessed to a young Gross about bayoneting the young lad in the forehead. Gross later said on Dunne's deathbed he was muttering for forgiveness and he was the only one who knew what was being talked about. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Michael Dunne: [about to say "I love you"]
Sarah Mann: You should stop.
[long pause]
Sarah Mann: In a heart beat, I could fall so hard. But I'm, I'm not, I'm broken somewhere. Quite broken. So I'd start to think you were stupid for loving me. Then I'd begin to resent you and eventually, I'd hate you.
See more »

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
This film is Beautiful.
6 December 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Many people have put forth criticisms regarding so called holes in the historical details of the Film. However, This is not a film about the war's specifics as much as it is a film about people. The characters are rich, and their veridical treatment informs the film throughout. The battle of Passchendaele may be one of the contexts surrounding the characters, but it is the characters that predominate the emotional ebb and flow of the film. This is a portrayal of human beings- fallible human beings-who are thrust onto the battlefield (abroad and at home) while still remaining human. It is the story of people trying to hold on to the relationships that are inherent in all of us, when confronted by the overwhelming tribulations of a World War (which affects the communities they call home as wells as the battlefield). The 'sex scene' exudes passion, as a couple in love fears for their lives and safety. In turbulent war times, their primary concern is consummating their relationship. Each instant might be their last possible opportunity to share the intimacy they have longed for.

Although, at points, the score is very stereotypically in the fashion of small screen Canadian melodrama, the characters continue to resonate with vitality; a vitality that might lead one to expect to draw blood if they were to prick the movie screen with a thumb tack. The battle scenes (which this reviewer sees as an extension certain characters' intricacies and depth) rival, if not surpass, those that were offered to us by Spielberg in the opening sequences of Saving Private Ryan.

The film conveys passion and desire amongst the insurmountable propriety of the times, in contrast to the preponderance of human connection within a tempestuous social climate. When hard times prevail we only have our humanity to rely on and we only have others to rely on in order to maintain our humanity.

This is a intensely emotion film portraying relationships in times of war.

Passchendaele is a artistic display of Beauty.


19 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What's so bad about this movie? Glucojel
Why are the german soldiers ALWAYS being portrayed as Incompetent? holmgrendennis232
thank you paul gross rons0606
worst war movie in long time robert_nolle
Passchendaele battle mightymemo
Oh, you Canadians............ .. Han285
Discuss Passchendaele (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?