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Battle Ground (2013)

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
Oliver Trajkovski ...
Lieutenant's Aide
Igor Breakenback ...
Sgt. Schmidt (as Igor Smiljevic)
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German Soldier
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German Soldier (voice)
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Pvt. Franklin
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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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Battle Ground  »

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AUD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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Originally the film ended after the prison sequence. Test audiences felt the ending was too bleak, so the filmmakers went back six months later and shot the additional "home" scene that caps the film. Directors Johan Earl and Adrian Powers have said that if they had a director's cut, they would return to the original ending. See more »

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In the final scene, he places roses on her grave, but he's wearing a very modern looking watch with metal strap. See more »

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Propaganda as Cinema
22 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Ugly Germans, cute Brits, and a female abortion is equal to trench warfare. Self-righteous, moralizing garbage. There is no place for subtleness, complexity when all is black and white in a fanatic's mind. The worst thing here about abortion: it cuts down the number of eligible conscripts.I write this revue in a wane hope that it just might slow down "the march of Christian Soldiers" towards the next world war.Here's a suggestion: on par with an "Oscar" let's have a "Golden Goebbels" award for justifying war, making it acceptable, palatable and selling it all to minors as an exciting way to do "the wright thing". Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" and "War Horse" come to mind. We all know that "war is a racket" and this film it's newest addition.


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