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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
Nicholas Hoult ... Pvt. Matt Ocre
Logan Marshall-Green ... Sgt. Harper
Tommy Flanagan ... Sgm. MacGregor
Glen Powell ... Sgt. Chutsky
Beau Knapp ... Sgt. Burton
Navid Negahban ... Kadeer
Neil Brown Jr. ... Cpl. Enzo
Sam Spruell ... 1st Lt. Anthony
Gonzalo Menendez ... Haring
Anthony Welsh ... Carter
Parker Sawyers ... Sergeant Robinson
Sammy Sheik ... Mahmoud
Sope Dirisu ... Sgt. Cole
Nabil Elouahabi ... Arif
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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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Home is a war away

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

21 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Castello di sabbia See more »

Filming Locations:

Jordan

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The movie is based on the true events and the experience of the film's writer Chris Roessner during the Iraq War. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, a soldier is seen using a Leatherman Skeletool to work on his rifle. This model of multi-tool did not exist until 2007. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Burton: There's a bullet out there for everyone. Their name's written real small on the side... and it's coming.
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References Navajo Joe (1966) See more »

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Move Bitch
Performed by Ludacris
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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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