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Battle Ground -- When an allied charge on the German lines goes horribly wrong, three soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land.
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Release Date:
16 August 2013 (UK) See more »
Survivors become heroes. Soldiers become brothers.
Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Inspiring & gripping thriller not to be missed See more (24 total) »


  (in credits order)

Johan Earl ... Sgt. Maj. Arthur Wilkins

Tim Pocock ... Pvt. O'Leary

Martin Copping ... Cpl. Richard Jennings

Denai Gracie ... Grace Wilkins

Sarah Mawbey ... Eve Rose
Barry Quin ... Dr. Bennett

Damian Sommerlad ... Lieutenant
Oliver Trajkovski ... Lieutenant's Aide
Igor Breakenback ... Sgt. Schmidt (as Igor Smiljevic)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Byron J. Brochmann ... German Sniper

Alex Jewson ... Pvt. Riley

Steve Maxwell ... German Soldier

Gudmund Helmsdal Nielsen ... German Soldier (voice)
James Shepherd ... Pvt. Franklin

Craig Walker ... Soldier Character Voices (voice)
Daniel Martin ... British Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Johan Earl 
Adrian Powers 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Johan Earl 
Denai Gracie  contributing writer
Travis Spiteri  contributing writer

Produced by
Corrado Boccia .... executive producer
Johan Earl .... producer
Denai Gracie .... producer
James Jirayuth Sangtaweep .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jason Fernandez 
Cinematography by
Glenn Hanns 
Film Editing by
Adrian Powers 
Casting by
David Newman 
Production Design by
Kristopher Bos 
Set Decoration by
Kristopher Bos 
Costume Design by
Pele Hehea  (as Bernadette Hehea)
Makeup Department
Steven Brown .... prosthetic makeup artist
Alison Laurie .... hair stylist
Alison Laurie .... makeup artist
Kathryn Laurie .... hair department head
Kathryn Laurie .... makeup department head
Debbie Muller .... prosthetics designer
Debbie Muller .... special makeup effects artist
Noon Willows .... makeup artist
Production Management
Denai Gracie .... production manager: Dubbo unit
Dejay Vi Nguyen .... production manager: Sydney
Brent Williams .... production manager: Sydney
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Byron J. Brochmann .... second assistant director
Serena Hunt .... first assistant director
Shane Kavanagh .... second unit director
Kate Ryerson .... first assistant director: Sydney
Sound Department
Justine Angus .... adr editor
Justine Angus .... dialogue editor
Craig Beckett .... additional sound re-recording mixer
William Brincat .... sound recordist: Sydney unit
Daniel Brown .... adr recordist
Daniel Brown .... loop group recordist
James Ezra .... adr recordist
James Ezra .... foley engineer
Pete Gill .... sound recordist: Dubbo unit
Cameron Grant .... sound effects editor
Brent Heber .... dialogue editor
Brent Heber .... re-recording mixer
Stuart Morton .... sound effects editor
Stuart Morton .... supervising sound editor
Ian Rumbell .... sound recordist: Sydney unit
Hamish Shepherd .... boom operator
William Ward .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Johan Earl .... special effects coordinator
Daniel Martin .... pyrotechnician
Paul Martin .... armorer
Visual Effects by
Simone Pietro Felice .... digital effects artist
Gudmund Helmsdal Nielsen .... rotoscoping artist
David Sander .... visual effects
Shane Borza .... stunts
Igor Breakenback .... stunt coordinator (as Igor Smiljevic)
Warren Coulton .... stunts
Alex Jewson .... stunt performer
Alex Jewson .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Maat K. Boyd .... assistant camera (as Maat Boyd)
Bastien Chapignac .... first assistant camera
Oleg Chernykh .... lighting assistant
Phillip Chua .... data wrangler
Kaillan Clay .... head electrics
Nathan Colquhoun .... grip
Edgar Deluen .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Art Fink .... electrics
Asher-Lily Green .... second assistant camera
Jack Maher .... assistant camera
Rosa Mandarava .... second assistant camera
James Shepherd .... electrics
Immogen Smyth-Prado .... clapper loader
Ryan Somerfield .... steadicam operator
Mitchell Stephens .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sally-Anne Andrews .... wardrobe
Graham Brissett .... military costume specialist
Laura McGenniss .... wardrobe assistant
Tracey Rose Sparke .... military costume consultant (as Ian Sparke)
Lâle Teoman .... wardrobe assistant (as Lale Teoman)
Music Department
Daniel Brown .... score mixer
Other crew
Michaela Davis .... runner
Eli Gallagher .... runner
Glenn Marsden .... stills photographer: on set, Sydney
Steve Maxwell .... stills photographer: on set, Dubbo
Matt Rudduck .... runner
Nicholas Wray .... runner
Shane Abbess .... special thanks
Tad Pride .... special thanks
Lou Stefanel .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Forbidden Ground" - Australia (original title)
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Rated R for war violence and grisly images
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Shot in 21 days.See more »
Anachronisms: Sgt Major Wilkins looks at his watch several times during the film, the watch is of a much more modern style than found at the time and it is also a quartz movement as is evident by the the ticking of the second hand which jumps one second intervals instead of a steady sweeping movement made by mechanical movements.See more »


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20 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Inspiring & gripping thriller not to be missed, 29 August 2013
Author: brentfox274 from United States

I watched Forbidden Ground recently and can't recommend this film highly enough. It was emotive and gripping and had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through.

My only gripe is that this film is marketed as a massive war action film, and while there are numerous battle scenes and action sequences, I would call this film a drama/thriller made in a war setting.

If you're a military extremist who must have every technical detail 100% accurate in order to enjoy a film set in war, this might not be the film for you. I found the attention to detail was great, sure it has errors and faults, which war film doesn't? I'm no war historian but when you consider the budget for which this was made (reportedly like under half a million) my hat tips to the filmmakers regardless of any perceived military technical errors.

The way their lives and connecting tales were interwoven was fantastic, and done in a way you rarely find in film these days. Performances were great and I was totally immersed in their world.

I and my entire family loved this film. If you enjoy film and love watching films that move you, then I highly recommend Forbidden Ground.

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