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Set in W.W.1 the film follows the story of the Canada's 21st battalion as it prepares for the battle of Courcelette in September 1916.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Spencer ...
Cpl. Jensen
Clayton Garrett ...
Sgt. Mac Reid
Tom Sinclair ...
Pte. Matheson
Jonathan Pap ...
Pte. Langdon
Brian MacDonald ...
Pte. Brooks
Steve VanVolkingburgh ...
Lt. Robert Thomas
Aaron Miedema ...
Cpl. Pears
Zorba Dravillas ...
Pte. Banks
Dorian Hartley ...
Pte. Cuddy
Christopher Hoeft ...
Pte. Reid
Michael McGuire ...
Pte. Wilson
Jacob Wilkins ...
Pte. Hancock
L. Robert Tippin ...
Pte. Morton
Dann Bertrand ...
Pte. Potter
Grant Nalepa ...
Pte. Grant
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21 Brothers tells the story of the Canadians 21st Battalion as they prepare for the battle of Courcelette in WWI. Taking place in real time, the film follows Sgt. Reid as he must get his men ready for the impending battle. Not only must he prep his battalion Sgt. Reid must also deal with the day to day difficulties of life in the trenches, including injuries to his men, supply issues, and an underage recruit who has recently been sent into the front lines. Written by Michael McGuire

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The army made them soldiers, war made them family

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Drama | History | War

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4 September 2012 (Canada)  »

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21 Hermanos  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Although unintentional at the time of filming, the decision of the producers to shoot the entire movie in one continuous take resulted in a Guinness world record for the longest uncut film in history. See more »

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Wished for more accuracy..
11 September 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm not a big fan of writing up 'reviews' as they are only people's opinions and should be taken as such. I certainly could not have produced a movie like this and I applaud these young guys in making a film with limited funds about a subject which defined Canada as a nation...Like our neighbours to the South, we should fly the flag a lot more.. However, if we are to portray in film the suffering and hardship of a Canadian Battalion at Courcelette on the Somme and the sheer hell of life in the trenches then an accurate depiction must be attempted in every way. Very clean uniforms/webbing, in-accurate trench system, the VERY heavy use of the word f..k (rarely said by soldiers in that day and age) The cliché'd depiction of a soldier with shell-shock escaping over the top only to be retrieved by his mates, just made me sigh. The Canadians fighting in September of 1916 at Courcelette did so in thick mud and heavy rains !! There was neither in this movie.. Sorry, but I just feel that if we claim to depict what our Great Grandfathers went through then we've got to get it right..


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