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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.

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Fernando Coimbra

Writer:

Chris Roessner
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Cast

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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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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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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Neal Brown (Cpl. Enzo) also plays a military member in the CBS show "Seal Team". See more »

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An MRAP (possibly a Buffalo or Cougar) appears in the motor pool during the first scene which is set in 2003, MRAPs were not in common use until around 2007 onward by the US military. See more »

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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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Featured in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 20 April 2017 (2017) See more »

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No One Knows
by Queens of the Stone Age
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Accurate, avoids cliché and worth watching

The story was an accurate portrayal of the environment and the people in the conflict zones. It was based on the true events of the film's writer. Nicholas Hoult did a good job. I saw it as minimalist. He spared us the over dramatic self reflection/moral dilemma that is too common in writing or film. I thought throughout the movie that it sure looks like Iraq; it was filmed in Jordan. The areas I were in looked like images from the Mars Pathfinder. There were rocks, clay, sand and more rocks. During the winter, it was mostly orange. This is not a Hollywood retread or an action film. I'm glad that they had no flashbacks/flash forwards to home/U.S. Coming home and life after is a different story. The music score was subtle and the end title was really good. Similar to Brian Eno. Great to see another quality Netflix original.


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