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Straight Into Darkness (2004)

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Western Europe, 1945. The gentle, thoughtful, and sensitive Losey and the mean, base, and vicious Deming are two radically contrasting American soldiers who desert their platoons during the... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Losey
... Deming
... Maria
... Soldier (as James LeGros)
... Soldier
... Deacon
Liliana Perepelicinic ... Anna
... The Lunatic Priest
Rebecca Denton
Nelu Dinu ... Nelu
Mihai Verbintschi ... Buchler (as Mihai Verbintshi)
Ion Bechet ... Sergeant
Iulian Baltatescu
Okan Kayam ... Darius (as Okan Kaian)
Andrei Dumitrescu ... Andrei
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Western Europe, 1945. The gentle, thoughtful, and sensitive Losey and the mean, base, and vicious Deming are two radically contrasting American soldiers who desert their platoons during the final days of World War II. The pair stumble across a ragtag group of orphans who have been trained as ruthless killers. The two soldiers, the orphans, and the two adults who serve as surrogate parents to the children are forced to make a desperate stand against a Nazi tank battalion who have them trapped inside an old crumbling building. Written by Woodyanders

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In War The Only Glory Is Survival.

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Antimetopoi me tin Kolasi  »

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The German soldiers in the tank battalion were played by Romanian army officers. See more »

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One of the AWOL soldiers is a paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division. He wears the correct airborne-style helmet, which has a chin cup and extra reinforcing straps. The other GI is a regular ground infantryman whose helmet should have a standard, simple strap with no chin cup. However, he too is wearing an airborne helmet. See more »

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Losey: The world can be a beautiful place. If you just look at it right.
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Believe the positive comments on IMDb, this one is a winner!
26 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

This movie is such a mesmerizing and impressive experience that you won't regret to do. Beautifully shot on Romania with strong acting by a cast that includes Ryan Francis, Scott McDonald (JACK FROST!), Linda Thorson and David Warner. Probably, STRAIGHT INTO DARKNESS is Jeff Burr's masterpiece. It have flaws, like some obvious dubbing for the German characters, played by romanian actors. But none of them diminishes the valour of this great movie, that also benefits from a original and powerful script, not to mention the haunting, beautiful musical score.

STRAIGHT INTO DARKNESS have a sincere, thought provoking anti-war message and manages to be more than just a movie. Knowing that the kids casted on it were real life orphans only made the experience more human and emotional. War and general movie fans, be sure to don't miss!


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