The Trench

1999, Movie, NR, 99 mins

The Trench
Without staging massive battle scenes or filling his characters' mouths with fiery rhetoric, novelist and first-time director William Boyd has made a powerful anti-war film. Using a strategy similar to that of DAS BOOT, Boyd distills the horror of war into the plight of a small group of terrified men confined to a tight, claustrophobic space: the narrow, winding trenches of Northern France. The date is June 29, 1916; the place, the Western Front. On the eve of the Battle of the Somme — WWI's largest offensive and the bloodiest battle in the history of the British Army — a group of English soldiers under the command of tippling Second Lieutenant Hart (Juli...
Released: 1999 Rated: NR Length: 99 mins

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