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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 »


Rachel Ward


Blake Ayshford

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Bunel ... Colombe Jacotot
Dan Spielman ... Harry Lambert
Julia Zemiro ... Isabelle
Bryan Brown ... Captain Foster
Daniel Boothey Daniel Boothey ... Recruitment Officer
Mickey Camilleri Mickey Camilleri ... Harry's Mother
Dylan Caseris Dylan Caseris ... Fugitive
Nicholas Peduzzi Nicholas Peduzzi ... Gendarme 1
Phillipe Tercier Phillipe Tercier ... Gendarme 2
Antoine Germain Antoine Germain ... Gendarme 3
Marius Rodari Marius Rodari ... Louis
Ben Young ... Natty
Luke Ledger Luke Ledger ... Hunter
Craig Hyde-Smith ... Mills
Nick Maclaine ... Shell Shocked Soldier


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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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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beautiful film
15 September 2013 | by cathienowakSee all my reviews

I sat down to watch this film without expecting anything special, and how wrong I was! Rachel Ward has done a wonderful job, the acting is superb, the story original, deeply moving and handled with subtlety. The casting is perfect, I can't imagine any other actors who would have played these roles with the sensitivity, credibility and honesty of Dan Spielman and Marie Bunel in particular. Harry is a vulnerable, sensitive man who just can't stomach the senseless slaughter of war and wants no more part of it, and hence is labeled by society as a worthless deserter. But as the film progresses we see him as a man of great strength, courage and loyalty, and of immense worth as a person, who earns the love and respect of Colombe. Julia Zamiro & Bryan Brown were also terrific and added further complexity and interest to the film. Congratulations to Rachel Ward, your film is just a delight to watch, very highly recommended.

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