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Paul Gross (written by)
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Release Date:
17 October 2008 (Canada) See more »
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Tagline:
in love, there is only one rule... don't die.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
10 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Paul Gross ... Michael Dunne

Caroline Dhavernas ... Sarah Mann

Joe Dinicol ... David Mann
Meredith Bailey ... Cassie Walker
Jim Mezon ... Dobson-Hughes

Michael Greyeyes ... Highway

Adam Harrington ... Colonel Ormand (as Adam John Harrington)

Gil Bellows ... Royster

James Kot ... Skinner
Jesse Frechette ... Peters
Rainer Kahl ... German Machine Gunner

Landon Liboiron ... Young German Soldier
Patricia Benedict ... Nursing Matron
Hugh Probyn ... Carmichael
Brian Dooley ... McKinnon

Robert Nogier ... Mr Harper
Francis Damberger ... Mayor Costello
David Ley ... Dr. Walker

Judith Buchan ... Mrs - Costello

David Brown ... Dr. Nigel Bernard (as Dave Brown)
Chad Nobert ... Doctor #2
Lois Holley ... Older Woman
Stafford Lawrence ... Older Man
Marty Antonini ... Johhny
James Defelice ... Morton
Sean Anthony Olsen ... Lt. Maxwell

Ryan Cowie ... Horne

Alex Arsenault ... Cahill
Justin Michael Carriere ... Godin

Tom Carey ... Witchell

Chris Ippolito ... Miles
Brett Manyluk ... Johnson

Jayson Therrien ... MP
Don Bland ... RSM Watchman
Brian Jensen ... Major Bingham
Joe Desmond ... Lt. Hanson
Christopher Myles ... Blind Soldier

David LeReaney ... Colonel McAndrew
Jeffrey Watson ... Wounded Soldier

David Haysom ... Gunner Officer
Stephen Warner ... Soldier #3

Jason Cermak ... Lewis Gunner
Joseph Allan Sutherland ... Rifleman (as Joe Sutherland)
Ross Crockett ... German Sargeant
C. Adam Leigh ... Stretcher Bearer
Teresa Hung ... Lady
Mandy Stobo ... Widow
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond G. Rempel ... Soldier in Church

Kevin Doree ... Canadian MP (uncredited)
Troy Fyhn ... Dastard (uncredited)

Alexandra Mihill ... Young Woman (uncredited)

Lara Taillon ... Nurse / nun in church (uncredited)
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Directed by
Paul Gross 
 
Writing credits
Paul Gross (written by)

Produced by
Janina Barrett .... associate producer
Francis Damberger .... producer
Niv Fichman .... producer
Paul Gross .... producer
Thom J. Pretak .... line producer
Frank Siracusa .... producer
Austin Wong .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek 
 
Cinematography by
Gregory Middleton 
 
Film Editing by
David Wharnsby 
 
Casting by
Rhonda Fisekci 
 
Production Design by
Carol Spier 
 
Set Decoration by
Janice Blackie-Goodine 
 
Costume Design by
Wendy Partridge 
 
Makeup Department
Chris Harrison-Glimsdale .... key hair stylist (as Christine Harrison)
Gail Kennedy .... makeup department head
Gail Kennedy .... special makeup effects supervisor
Rochelle Pomerleau .... assistant makeup artist
Joanne Preece .... assistant makeup artist
Jeanette Stawiarski .... hair stylist
Sharon Toohey .... assistant makeup artist
David Trainor .... special makeup effects technician
 
Production Management
Linda Rogers-Ambury .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Chipera .... first assistant director
Jesse Cooper .... third assistant director
Francis Damberger .... second unit director
Cory Faulkner .... second assistant director
Lorie Gibson .... third assistant director
Lisa Jemus .... daily assistant director
Lisa Jemus .... third assistant director
Michele Williams .... second assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Cody Baker .... art department trainee
Sean Blackie .... co-set decorator
Greg Chown .... storyboard artist
Laura Cuthill .... head buyer
Justin Faubert .... assistant greens
Dean Goodine .... property master
Amber Humphries .... assistant set decorator
Craig Humphries .... graphic artist
Candice Husum .... set dresser
Charmaine Husum .... props painter (as Scenic Charms)
Rick Janzen .... paint foreman
Tom Johnson .... paint coordinator
Corinna Johnston .... painter
Loyola Lewis .... on-set painter
Sean McGee .... assistant property master: second unit
Megz Reynolds .... set dresser
Christopher J.A. Smith .... on-set dresser
Jason Webster .... painter
James Weeks .... greens coordinator
Jordy Wihak .... assistant property master
Kelly Wills .... props
Ken Wills .... props assistant
Kimberley Zaharko .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer: Los Angeles
Rick Bold .... boom operator
Garrell Clark .... sound mixer
Roderick Deogrades .... sound effects editor
Steve Foster .... sound re-recording mixer
Barry Gilmore .... dialogue editor
Brooke Graeff .... foley assistant
Craig MacLellan .... assistant sound mixer
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Vanessa Marshak .... foley recording assistant
Steve Medeiros .... second assistant sound editor
Peter Melnychuk .... boom operator
David Rose .... sound
Justan Ross .... sound assistant
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Swartz .... trailer sound designer
Jane Tattersall .... supervising sound editor
Don White .... foley recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Kelly Coe .... fabricator
Amanda Paller .... special effects technician
James Paradis .... special effects coordinator
Maurice Routly .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Austin Basile .... digital compositor
Romain Bayle .... matte painter
Dan Brittain .... digital compositor
Pete Dionne .... 3d supervisor: Technicolor
Christopher Elke .... visual effects producer: Technicolor Vancouver
Steve Elliott .... visual effects I/O: Technicolor
John Fukushima .... compositing supervisor
T.J. Galda .... studio technical supervisor: Technicolor Creative Services
Jason Giberson .... film scanning and recording
Ryan Kuba .... visual effects coordinator
Colin Liggett .... senior composite artist
Ken MacKenzie .... digital imaging technician
Ralph Maiers .... visual effects supervisor
Stephen Misek .... character technical director
Erik Nordby .... digital effects supervisor
Jeremy Price .... visual effects
Persis Reynolds .... visual effects executive producer: Technicolor Vancouver
Cabral Rock .... on-set visual effects coordinator
Vicki Silva .... digital compositor
Michael Stewart .... digital compositor: Technicolor
Patrick Thompson .... digital compositor
Chris Van Dyck .... digital compositor: Technicolor
Dmitry Vinnik .... visual effects artist
Derek Wolfe .... visual effects artist
Noel Wright .... compositor
Matt Yeoman .... digital compositor
Tong Zhou .... cg artist: Technicolor
 
Stunts
Dwight Beard .... stunts
Guy Bews .... stunt performer
Chad Cosgrave .... stunt double: Michael Greyeyes
Chad Cosgrave .... stunts
Aron Eastwood .... stunts
Christian Fraser .... stunt double
Kirk Jarrett .... stunt coordinator
Kirk Jarrett .... stunts
James Paradis .... assistant stunt coordinator
John Scott .... stunts
Dan Skene .... stunt performer
Sean Skene .... stunt performer
Jodi Stecyk .... stunt performer
Ty Trand .... stunt rigger
Ron Webber .... stunt performer
Dwayne Wiley .... stunt actor
Dwayne Wiley .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Eakin .... lighting technician
Jordan Easton .... lighting technician
Christa Holten .... second assistant camera
Dale H. Jahraus .... camera operator
Mike Kolafa .... gaffer: second unit
Chris Large .... still photographer
Robin Lindala .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Rhett Miller .... grip
Tim Milligan .... dolly grip
Danny Nowak .... director of photography: second unit
Larry Portmann .... focus puller: "a" camera
Clayton Richard-Long .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Grizz Salzl .... assistant camera (second unit)
Mark Christopher Sebert .... video assist: second unit
Alison J. Stewart .... best boy grip
Andrew Thom .... genie operator
Luke Towers .... camera trainee
Rob Turko .... lighting technician
Marcel Wassink .... electrician
Joshua Whitford .... lighting technician
Peter Wilke .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jacob Bond .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Greg Cox .... extras casting assistant
Curtis Cripps .... extras casting assistant
Marcy Dichter .... extras casting
Mara Stevens .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Caroline Delaney .... costumer
Nancy Jones .... costume set supervisor: extras
Heather Moore .... costume set supervisor
Tracy Murray .... costumer
Christine Yanish .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Frank Biasi .... digital intermediate editor
Rob Gyorgy .... digital intermediate editor
 
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Christopher Kennedy .... music editor
Alex Pauk .... conductor
Marek Szpakiewicz .... musician: cello solo
Marek Szpakiewicz .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Bruce McGregor .... driver
 
Other crew
Cynthia Amsden .... unit publicist
Dwight Beard .... wrangler
T.J. Bews .... head wrangler
Wright Bruisedhead .... wrangler
Andrew Campbell .... production assistant
Cameron Chapman .... assistant production coordinator
Rob Doak .... video coordinator
John Duncan .... legal services (2008)
Scott Emerson .... wrangler
Indira Guha .... business and legal affairs: Telefilm Canada
David B. Guthrie .... production assistant (as David Guthrie)
Tim Heller .... ww1 re-enactor
Peter Horn .... location manager
Ed Huery .... trainee location manager
Krista Johnston .... clearances
Kevin Krikst .... assistant: Paul Gross & Niv Fichman
John Lacroix .... production accountant
Dave Leader .... wrangler captain
Gilles Levesque .... helicopter pilot
Eva MacGregor .... assistant accountant
Jacey Mah .... production assistant: second unit
Lara McDonald .... wrangler
Tracy Noga .... trainee production coordinator
Hugh Probyn .... assistant: Paul Gross
Brian Sepanzyk .... set production assistant
Chantal Teasdale .... craft service: second unit
Shawn Wells .... wrangler
Robert C. Yu .... acquisitions executive
 
Thanks
Michael Joseph Dunne .... in memory of (as Michael Joseph Dunne Reg. #447977 C.E.F.)
Indira Guha .... thanks
Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sequences of realistic graphic war violence and sexuality
Runtime:
114 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | Netherlands:16 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: The position of the German's bayonet over Dunne's chest during the scuffle.See more »
Quotes:
Michael Dunne:Listen to me. Forests burn 'cos they have to. And oceans, they go up and down 'cos they have to. I don't think we're that different. If you want to get through this you have to start seeing it for what it is. It's something we do all the time because we're good at it. And we're good at it because we're used to it. And we're used to it because we do it all the time.See more »
Soundtrack:
After The WarSee more »

FAQ

What is Passchendaele?
What is Passchendaele?
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19 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
This film is Beautiful., 6 December 2008
Author: from Canada

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.

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