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Sand Castle (2017)

TV-MA | | Drama , War | 21 April 2017 (USA)
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The story follows a young soldier, and his introduction into the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Based on true events, it bears witness to the destruction, and horrors of war.

Director:

Fernando Coimbra

Writer:

Chris Roessner
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Cast

Credited cast:
Henry Cavill ... Cpt. Syverson
Logan Marshall-Green ... Sgt. Harper
Nicholas Hoult ... Pvt. Matt Ocre
Tommy Flanagan ... Sgm. MacGregor
Glen Powell ... Sgt. Chutsky
Neil Brown Jr. ... Cpl. Enzo
Navid Negahban ... Kadeer
Beau Knapp ... Sgt. Burton
Sam Spruell ... 1st Lt. Anthony
Gonzalo Menendez ... Haring
Sammy Sheik ... Mahmoud
Parker Sawyers ... Sergeant Robinson
Osy Ikhile ... Msg. Pepps
Sope Dirisu ... Sgt. Cole
Anthony Welsh ... Carter
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Storyline

A soldier enlists just before the 9/11. He is not a brave man--simply volunteering to defend freedom. Arriving in Iraq in 2003, just after the occupation of Bagdad, with a few soldiers of his infantry platoon, he is sent to provide water to a village whose infrastructure was destroyed. Simple things however, such as water transportation, water distribution and the reconstruction of the plumbing became a challenge in war environment.

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

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English | German

Release Date:

21 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Castello di sabbia See more »

Filming Locations:

Jordan

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Henry Cavill's first scene takes place after 28 minutes. See more »

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Early on, when Matt Ocre is walking to infirmary to get the cast off of his hand, he passes several M60's being loaded. Later after getting the cast off he talks to some guys from his squad, telling them: "Did you guys see armoreds rolling out? ... And I saw Cole loading the Abrams" Definately not Abrams, but M60's. See more »

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Pvt. Matt Ocre: I'd love to say, 'I'm here to fight for freedom.' But honestly, I don't belong here.
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References Navajo Joe (1966) See more »

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Roots Bloody Roots
By Sepultura
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Well worth watching
29 April 2017 | by morgan-659-312842See all my reviews

I don't know what the budget for this film was but I doubt that it was huge. Even so this is an excellent film about men and war and the aftermath of their actions. Although there is a some conventional war film action this is generally a well-paced, slow moving film which might not appeal to viewers hoping for non-stop action.The characters are well drawn and the acting is first rate. Hoult, in particular, is excellent but Cavill, as well, is fine. There is a little of the usual American gung-ho moments but these are timed and acted well so they help to define the characters rather than simplify them. It's not a preachy film about rights and wrongs and the Iraqis are, the limited fight scenes aside, portrayed as people under duress attempting to continue their lives as best they can. Overall a very good, thoughtful film.


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