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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
... Harry Lambert
... Isabelle
... 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
... Natty
Luke Ledger ... Hunter
... Mills
... 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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A senior officer with a beard. Very few armies in WW1 or now allowed beards, including the Australian Army. Certainly not a judge at a court martial. See more »

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Outstanding use of the medium
15 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

True to period, people & place. Brilliantly done, a visual feast, very captivating & real in performance & visual detail. Refreshing realism in language barrier. Ward has used the medium to the utmost of ability to tell a deep & passionate story, without waste, pretension or fluff. Love it and know that I will be recalling the images for many years to come. I don't think I could have even begun to imagine that a french provincial, Great War movie could have been depicted in such a true fashion so simply & with as much detail. The actors whom I've not come across before, other than Zamiro, were outstanding, the cinematography captured facial expressions & personality beautifully. Loved the way words were almost irrelevant except as a tone of voice. Will be enjoyed & contemplated in many a conversation post viewing.


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