Following the lives of a dozen Australian soldiers who served in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I which follows them from the 1915 battle of Galipoli, to ... See full summary »
The extraordinary true story of Oliver Woodward. It's 1916 and Woodward must tear himself from his new young love to go to the mud and carnage of the Western Front. Deep beneath the German lines. Woodward and his secret platoon of Australian tunnelers fight to defend a leaking, labyrinthine tunnel system packed with enough high explosives to change the course of the War.Written by
The movie character of William McBride shares a name with the subject of a famous song by Eric Bogle entitled "Green Fields of France" or "Willie McBride", written in 1976 as Bogle visited a WWI gravesite and reflected on the war. The first line of the song is "oh how do you do, young Willie McBride". The song has been covered by multiple artists, notably Dropkick Murphys. See more »
In the attack on the Red House, Morris is holding and aiming his Lee-Enfield rifle left-handed. Soldiers during WWI and subsequently were always trained to fire the Lee-Enfield right-handed as the bolt is on the right, which is difficult to operate when firing left-handed. See more »
A fine movie. Not a masterpiece, because such movies are non-existent; consequently, I don't go looking for such a thing. My test is that if a movie reaches or exceeds my expectations, it succeeds. In my book, this beats "The Hurt Locker" hands down-- which may not mean anything to those who disliked that Oscar winner. Perhaps foolishly, because of the Oscar hype, I had expectations of THL which were not met. So it failed. "Beneath Hill 60" does not. It's more realistic, more accurate, more tension-filled, and not at all pretentious. No need for me to repeat the plot outlines that others have mentioned. But I will declare that the above-ground battlefield and underground scenes-- the wet, the mud, the cold, the misery-- are amazing for their reality. And they were shot mostly in tropical north Queensland.
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