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Passchendaele (2008)

The lives of a troubled veteran, his nurse girlfriend and a naive boy intersect first in Alberta and then in Belgium during the bloody World War I battle of Passchendaele.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael Dunne
... Highway
... Skinner
Jesse Frechette ... Peters
Rainer Kahl ... German Gunner
... German Soldier
... Sarah Mann
Patricia Benedict ... Nursing Matron
Hugh Probyn ... Carmichael
Jim Mezon ... Dobson-Hughes
Brian Dooley ... McKinnon
... David Mann
Meredith Bailey ... Cassie Walker
... Harper
Francis Damberger ... Mayor Costello
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Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for a single battle. Written by Mark Cameron

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in love, there is only one rule... don't die.

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Rated R for sequences of realistic graphic war violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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17 October 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

La bataille de Passchendaele  »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CAD 847,522 (Canada), 19 October 2008
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2.35 : 1
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Part of the funding came from the government of Alberta, which is also where it was filmed. See more »

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During one of the close-ups between Dunne and Mann, the rain has stopped. In the next scene, it is once again pouring. See more »

Quotes

Michael Dunne: Do you think maybe I could accompany you to a dance, or...?
Sarah Mann: I don't dance with soldiers.
Michael Dunne: I could lose the uniform.
Sarah Mann: I don't dance with naked soldiers.
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Crazy Credits

In Memory of Michael Joseph Dunne, Reg. #447977 C.E.F. See more »

Soundtracks

After The War
Performed by Sarah Slean
Written by Paul Gross and David Keeley
Courtesy of Debmeister Music Publishing
Produced by Asher Lenz and Jack Lenz
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A stellar film
2 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

A beautiful combination of historical account and personal drama make this film multidimensional and gripping. I was surprised to hear several people in the audience weeping, though not surprised by their emotions. This is perhaps just one of many historical events that have been forgotten, but embody the character of people in that time and under those conditions. This film should bring a great deal of pride to Canadians who did sacrifice greatly for the freedom of others. People should also be very proud of Paul Gross for creating such a well made movie and gathering together a collection of talented people to portray the supporting characters. I will look forward to Paul Gross's next film.


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