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The War I Knew (2014)

R | | Action, Drama, War | 5 April 2014 (USA)
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D-Day: A British paratroop squad are dropped off-target and wiped-out. Private Johnny Barrows is the only survivor; inexperienced, scared, lost behind enemy lines. Johnny must grow up and become a man on his perilous journey to safety.


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Credited cast:
Paul Harrison ... Private Johnny Barrows
Guy Wills Guy Wills ... Private Filey
Adam Woodward ... Rock
James Boyland James Boyland ... Private Murphy
Sophie Skelton ... Margaret
Richard Dobson ... Sturmbannfuhrer Dicheim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sean Croke ... Private Simpson
Wayland Donlan Wayland Donlan ... SS Private Braun
Tony Earnshaw Tony Earnshaw ... SS Scharfuhrer Eisenberg
Siri Ellis ... Frau Kruse
Christopher Faith Christopher Faith ... SS Private Amsel
Simon Fletcher Simon Fletcher ... Private Johnson
Peter Hübelbauer Peter Hübelbauer ... SS Private Kruse
Michael Lawrence Michael Lawrence ... SS sniper
Josh Moran Josh Moran ... Raymond


D-Day - Northern France: A British paratroop squad are dropped off-target behind enemy lines and wiped-out. PRIVATE JOHNNY BARROWS is the only survivor. He's inexperienced, scared...and lost. After days of avoiding German platoons he is found by a rag-tag band of three dysfunctional soldiers; MURPHY, their self-proclaimed leader - a vicious, controlling sociopath. FILEY, his avid follower - hyperactive and child-like since receiving a head-wound. ROCK, a silent, muscular 22 year-old - shell-shocked, US soldier, he lives in a trance-like state only able to function if give orders. In the middle of the growing tension between Johnny and Murphy, the group manage to capture a seasoned, manipulative SS STURMBANNFÜHRER. The SS officer picks-away at the growing tensions, biding his time to escape. Johnny must grow-up quickly, become a leader, if he is to survive and reach safety. Written by IVfilms UK

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D-day: Johnny's inexperienced, scared, and lost behind enemy lines.


Action | Drama | War


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Release Date:

5 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1ère classe Barrows See more »

Filming Locations:

Darwen, Lancashire, England, UK See more »

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The captured SS officers uniform is the famous black uniform worn by the SS in the 1930s. These Uniforms were discontinued in 1939 before the war began and the SS switched to Field grey like the Heer (Army). Also the British Soldiers refer to him as Hauptsturmführer (Captain) and his rank is that of a OberSturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel). See more »

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Enjoyable. Non-typical WWII movie.
21 March 2016 | by John JacksonSee all my reviews

My wife and I attend many film festivals, we love independent films. With this being a WWII story, my wife didn't want to see this movie. By the end she enjoyed it more than I did (and I thought it was a good movie). It was very entertaining and- to use her words -"not a typical war film". We can not understand why some of these reviews have been very dismissive. It may be because this movie has a small portion of dialogue in German and French. As we don't speak these languages we don't know if the actors were doing a good job or not at speaking correctly. I guess that was the intention -to put the audience into the shoes of the English speaking soldiers. We found it very enjoyable.

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