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An Accidental Soldier (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 15 September 2013
Based on the novel, Silent Parts, by John Charalambous, An Accidental Soldier is about an Australian soldier who flees the carnage of the Western Front and finds refuge with a French woman ... See full summary »

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Marie Bunel ...
Colombe Jacotot
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Harry Lambert
Julia Zemiro ...
Isabelle
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Captain Foster
Daniel Boothey ...
Recruitment Officer
Mickey Camilleri ...
Harry's Mother
Dylan Caseris ...
Fugitive
Nicholas Peduzzi ...
Gendarme 1
Phillipe Tercier ...
Gendarme 2
Antoine Germain ...
Gendarme 3
Marius Rodari ...
Louis
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Natty
Luke Ledger ...
Hunter
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Mills
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Shell Shocked Soldier
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Based on the novel, Silent Parts, by John Charalambous, An Accidental Soldier is about an Australian soldier who flees the carnage of the Western Front and finds refuge with a French woman in a remote farmhouse. Harry Lambert is a shy, thirty five year old Australian soldier, working as a baker behind the lines. He is a gentle man, a reluctant soldier, but a man like many who has been shamed by his local community into joining up. But when he is called into the front line Harry decides to run, finding refuge in a farmhouse owned by Colombe Jacotot, a Frenchwoman in her forties whose husband has abandoned her and whose son has recently been killed. Forced to work in an ammunitions factory, Colombe too is trenchant about the war. Through her Harry will learn true courage. Through him Colombe will learn beauty. Together they will discover a love so strong that each is willing to give their life for it. An accidental soldier is a tender, at times gripping love story between two people who... Written by Goalpost Pictures Australia

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15 September 2013 (Australia)  »

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Towards the end of the movie when Harry Lambert is in the Officer's car, the officer offers Harry a cigarette from a cigarette case. All the cigarettes have filters which were not available until after WW1. See more »

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A very good Australian film
20 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Usually, I wonder if I should watch most Australian movies. They're either wonderful or terrible and rarely anything in between.

It was a delight to watch an intelligent war movie for a change... in other words, one where it's clearly shown that war is one of greatest wrongs and absurdities of humanity.

In running away from the war, an Australian baker, (never meant to go to the killing fields and yet does... supposed to be baking bread for the troops until too many soldiers are murdered and they need anyone they can get their hands on for cannon fodder,) he takes refuge with an older French woman and... although it sounds like a cliché and as if would all go downhill to Hollywood schmoo from there, it most certainly doesn't.

Wonderfully directed by Rachel Ward, this is a kind, sensitive and gentle film that does not whitewash the foulness of war and yet doesn't invite us to partake of it, either.


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