- General info
In July 1916 the Battle of the Somme began. Within hours 20,000 British soldiers had lost their lives. After months of stalemate, an audacious plan was formed. To dig a tunnel under No Man's Land and plant a bomb bigger than the world had ever seen under the German trenches. But the fate of millions lay not in the hands of professional soldiers, but a small rag tag of civilian miners for only they have the skills to complete the mission. Under the disapproving eye of General Haig (Douglas Reith), they have but one chance and four weeks until zero hour. History is waiting.
- Sam Hazeldine, Tom Goodman-Hill, Kris Hitchen, Elliot James Langridge, Sam Clemmett, Joseph Steyne, Sonny Ashbourne Serkis, Anna Maguire, Andrew Scarborough, Douglas Reith, Jake Wheeldon, Stuart Adams, Philip Correia, Benjamin Farry, Aaron Hartley, Samuel James, Mark Kitto, Alexa Morden, Paul Morris, Richard Nauyokas
- J.P. Watts
- Luis Guerrero, William Knochel, Chris Lemos
- J.P. Watts, Thomas Woods
- Betrayed / Clay Kickers
- British Films, Action & Adventure, Drama, New Releases
- Release Date:
- Run Time:
- 93 minutes
- English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital Stereo
- DVD Regions:
- Region 2
- Aspect Ratio:
- Widescreen 2.39:1
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Unambitious but engaging
- The War Below review by Alphaville
Totally predictable WW! drama, with noble working-class squaddies and idiot pompous generals. Our heroes have to dig a tunnel under the German lines. Will there be a tunnel collapse? What do you think? Dialogue is filled out with banter and voiceovers of letters written home. For most of its length it’s surprisingly unexciting for a war film, but it does break out towards the end. The awful trailer gives the whole game away anyway.
Not that it’s a bad film. It’s based on a true story and is well-meaning, well-mounted, well acted and sedately directed. It comes across as a high-end Sunday evening TV drama.
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