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21 Brothers (2011)

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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
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Sgt. Mac Reid
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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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"a vivid, meaningful portrayal" John Doyle Globe and Mail
23 November 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I checked out this film after reading about it in the Globe and Mail. Here is the review by Globe and Mail critic John Doyle.

"Among the truly important programs is 21 Brothers (it's on video-on-demand across Canada this weekend), made by Michael McGuire of Factory Film Studio in Kingston Ontario. The full-length movie is a "faux" documentary that chronicles Canada's 21st Battalion as the troops prepare for the Battle of Flers-Courcelette on Sept. 15, 1916. The idea was to document the build-up to the battle in real time, and it was filmed in one long take – recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records recently as the "Longest Uncut Film in the world," running 91 minutes and eight seconds. It's not showy or preachy; it's a vivid, meaningful portrayal of young soldiers and officers who are homesick, terrified and brave."

JOHN DOYLE The Globe and Mail Published Saturday, Nov. 10 2012


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