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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)

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:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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:
According to the stunt coordinator Kirk Jarrett, he used up to 200 stunt men in this film. They came in, worked a day or two, and then left the set, just to be replaced by other stunt men.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The position of the German's bayonet over Dunne's chest during the scuffle.See more »
Quotes:
Michael Dunne:[leads two horses towards Sarah] I know you don't dance with soldiers, miss. But would you go riding with one?See more »
Soundtrack:
After The WarSee more »

FAQ

What is Passchendaele?
What is Passchendaele?
Did Passchendaele really fall to the Germans again shortly afterwards?
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91 out of 133 people found the following review useful.
Beneath the surface, 5 September 2008
Author: doug-697 from Canada

Passchendaele is part unabashed romance and part horrific and quite graphic war story.

In film World War One has been a neglected war compared to the more morally unambiguous Second World War and the more recent Vietnam War. And films that aren't about American participation are just as neglected. Passchendaele fills that void.

The movie moves quickly and switches between home life and battlefield with surprising ease and effect. I was not bored for a moment of this movie. The movie will make you care about these people when they are at home living their lives and then fear for them at war. While the battle scenes are quite brutal, they are not sensational or exploitive, since to have made them sensational or exploitive would defeat the great effort this movie takes in showing how men had to cope with life after the war and the memories of what they lived through.

Undoubtedly there will be cynics who will decry some moments as contrived or melodramatic, but these are the small-minded who have missed the real emotion of this film. The movie is great entertainment, but there is something going on beneath the surface. This is the first time I can recall a film where the main character is someone who has been both emotionally damaged by the war, but does not succumb to it. I suspect there must be many men coming out of the war who were damaged, but quietly lived with that damage their entire lives. For that depiction alone, this is a great movie.

The movie is not without humour and it has one of the funniest seduction lines I've ever heard uttered by a woman in a movie.

The movie is entertaining, but there's a lot going on and much I haven't mentioned as I don't want to click the spoiler warning. There are scenes I'm still thinking about, which doesn't happen with every movie I see.

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