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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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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

Both M-60A3 main battle tanks and AH-1 attack helicopters are shown being used by the US Army in the movie. By the time of the invasion of Iraq in 2003 both had been replaced in service by the M-1 Abrams and AH-64 Apache. See more »

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Enzo: Ready them titties, Kansas City.
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References Navajo Joe (1966) See more »

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Performed by Ludacris
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A simple but effective plot
23 August 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a young soldier in Kuwait, who is reluctantly being sent to Iraq to help fix the water supply system in a village. However, their help is not welcomed by the village, and they are mey with multiple hostile attacks.

"Sand Castle" has a simple but effective plot, where the soldiers have to do everything in their power to fix the water supply that got broken in the war. A seemingly simple task becomes very complicated when the locals are actively resisting and even sabotaging the operation. It can be plainly seen that, what seems to be a good will mission from one side is interpreted as an unwelcomed act by the other side. I think this unwelcomed good will mission can be extrapolated to the whole war, and this particular mission is a microcosm of the whole Iraq war. It leaves soldiers wounded physically and psychologically, especially when soldiers think they are doing good.


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