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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:
Nicholas Hoult ... Pvt. Matt Ocre
Henry Cavill ... Cpt. Syverson
Logan Marshall-Green ... Sgt. Harper
Navid Negahban ... Kadeer
Glen Powell ... Sgt. Chutsky
Tommy Flanagan ... Sgm. MacGregor
Sam Spruell ... 1st Lt. Anthony
Beau Knapp ... Sgt. Burton
Anthony Welsh ... Carter
Neil Brown Jr. ... Cpl. Enzo
Gonzalo Menendez ... Haring
Parker Sawyers ... Sergeant Robinson
Sammy Sheik ... Mahmoud
Sope Dirisu ... Sgt. Cole
Osy Ikhile ... Msg. Pepps
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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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2.35 : 1
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Henry Cavill's first scene takes place after 28 minutes. See more »

Goofs

The beard of Captain Syverson (Henry Cavill) should have been shaved off and his hair cut. While Special Forces personnel are given special dispensation while in the field or on special assignment (they are either too far from base for anyone to care or required to fit in with the locals), that does not apply when they are assigned to a regular unit. As Captain Syverson was in charge of what amounted to a repair crew, his hair should have followed standard military protocols. 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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Featured in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 20 April 2017 (2017) See more »

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Performed by Ludacris
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Very enjoyable - describes a difficult conflict well
25 April 2017 | by blamberton-48681See all my reviews

After seeing some other disappointing attempts at portraying the Afghanistan and Iraq war, Sand Castle was a very pleasant surprise.

The characters were believable and the story convincing, telling the difficulties faced by American soldiers and Iraqi civilians alike. It didn't need over-exaggerated patriotism nor jingoism, nor did it rely upon over the top action scenes nor special effects.

I was drawn in by the characters and the story, and although it left me wanting more this was in a good way - what it said it said well. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and have no hesitation in recommending it.


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