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"Forbidden Ground" (original title)

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Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916.

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Sgt. Maj. Arthur Wilkins
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Pvt. O'Leary
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Cpl. Richard Jennings
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Grace Wilkins
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Eve Rose
Barry Quin ...
Dr. Bennett
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Lieutenant's Aid
Igor Breakenback ...
Sgt. Schmidt (as Igor Smiljevic)
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German Sniper
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When an allied charge on the German lines goes horribly wrong, one man finds himself stranded in No Man's Land. Reuniting with two other survivors, together they must help each other as they charge into the unknown across the muddy wasteland as the Germans quickly hone in on the desperate trio. Tensions rise between the soldiers as they are surrounded by explosions of grenades with the constant rattle of machine guns in their ears. Time is running out as they make their way back over enemy lines as an impending attack could soon take them out. Written by Lionsgate

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Survivors become heroes. Soldiers become brothers.

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Action | Drama | War

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Rated R for war violence and grisly images | See all certifications »

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11 December 2013 (Australia)  »

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AUD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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The film's opening charge sequence took almost two weeks to film. With the 22 day shooting schedule, this meant that the cast and crew would arrive on location in the late morning, shoot a portion of the charge, then transition into shooting the night scenes throughout the evening before wrapping at dawn. See more »

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The British Officer shown early in the film ordering the attack is wearing the three WWI medals "Pip, Squeak and Wilfred" which were issued in the 1920s. See more »

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A Beautifully Told Tragedy
15 December 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A poignant film. Beautifully told, and I thought Denai (actress) was superb. I absolutely loved the womens storyline. As a girl, War films are not something I generally race out to see. But this film was recommended to me, and I was not disappointed. This is a war story with a difference, instead of focusing on the scale of war which has been done to death, Forbidden Ground tells the story from ground level. They create an awesome claustrophobic feeling, which is always how I envisaged soldiers on the front line would have felt. Having to keep your head down all the time!! The film captured the very essence of not only the tragedies on the battlefield, but the tragedies at home too. Utterly memorable.


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