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WWII : The Long Road Home (2019)

TV-14 | | Adventure, Drama, War | 2019 (UK)
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Inspired by teenage director Elliott Hasler's own great-grandfather's experiences in WWII; an escaped British POW's epic battle for survival whilst on the run in war-torn Italy, as his wife and young son anxiously await news in England.

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Elliott Hasler

Writers:

Elliott Hasler (screenplay), Elliott Hasler
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Cast overview:
Elliott Hasler ... Charlie Standing
Alice Rogers Alice Rogers ... Ivy 'Tup' Standing
David Aitchison David Aitchison ... Andrew Grimes
Matthew Wyn Davies ... Lieutenant Wilkinson
Luigi Patti del Pirano li Castri Luigi Patti del Pirano li Castri ... Aldo
Megan Heffernan ... Dolly
Owen Oldroyd Owen Oldroyd ... Sergeant Milton
Pete Walsh Pete Walsh ... Michael Romero
Mike Skinner Mike Skinner ... Captain Thompson
David Hasler David Hasler ... Giovanni
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Inspired by director Elliott Hasler's great-grandfather's own experiences, 'WWII - The Long Road Home' depicts an escaped British POW's epic battle for survival whilst on the run in war-torn Italy, as his wife and young son anxiously await news in England. Completed when Hasler was just sixteen years old, this impressive debut was shot across five countries and spent three years in production, seeing Hasler lauded as "the next Spielberg" upon its release (Culture Trip) . Written by Relsah Productons

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Escaped from Hell but the Nightmare was Just Beginning.

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Adventure | Drama | War

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WWII: The Long Road Home underwent a 3 year production, with pre-production starting in October 2014 and filming wrapping in early May 2017. In 2016, production was halted for six months to allow for Hasler to focus on his GCSE exams. See more »

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Italian Camp Commander: [addressing the British POWs] Italy has signed the terms of surrender with the Allies.
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Diabolical
24 December 2020 | by thebritwhitzSee all my reviews

I didn't need to hear of the budget this film was put together on. I'd already have been able to guess in the first 10 seconds. The blessing being its only 75 minutes long!


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Official Sites:

Relsah Productions

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie's Letters See more »

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Spain See more »

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Relsah Productions See more »
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Color (PAL)| Color
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