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

Language:

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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Luke Evans was originally cast but dropped out before filming began and was replaced by Logan Marshall-Green. See more »

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Uniform violations abound in this film. Primarily when the characters are "in garrison" and not in the combat areas or on patrol. In the staging areas you see troops in all kinds of combinations of physical fitness uniform or DBDUs (Desert Battle Dress Uniform i.e. fatigues). Hats, no hats. T-shirts only, no shirts, etc. This was not allowed except maybe within a tent or possibly in the makeshift gym. Everywhere else you'd be in full uniform, sleeves down, hat or helmet on, etc. You could also be in the PT uniform, but it had to be complete and you carried your weapon everywhere. If not, some Command Sergeant Major would scream at you. You weren't even allowed to wear your sunglasses around your neck or pushed up on your head. PVT Ocre is right when he gets yelled at for not blousing his boots. That happened all the time. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Matt Ocre: [kicking a prisoner] Motherfucker! Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck...
Sgt. Harper: No! No, no Ocre!
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References Hooper (1978) See more »

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Roots Bloody Roots
By Sepultura
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Felt like a good documentary

Lots of war-type films have come out over the years, and most are OK to meh, but something about this one was done better than most. Aside from the exceptional directing by Fernando Coimbra, it's not like it had top actors in it, but his directing gave it a feel of a documentary/drama, and added interesting action and drama twist to it. Better than I expected, although slowly paced. It's a 7/10 from me


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