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The Trench1999

The Trench (1999)





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This dramatization of the 48 hours leading up to the Battle of the Somme in 1916 underscores the bitter loss of innocence of a group of idealistic young men, including 17-year-old Billy Macfarlane who's enlisted in order to be with his older brother, Eddie. But Eddie's sent home after being wounded, leaving his innocent brother behind to face the slow, inevitable countdown to the bloodiest massacre in British military history.


Paul Nicholls
as Billy Macfarlane
Daniel Craig
as Sergeant Telford Winter
Julian Rhind-Tutt
as Lieutenant Ellis Harte
Danny Dyer
as Victor Dell
James D'Arcy
as Colin Daventry
Tam Williams
as Eddie Macfarlane
Anthony Strachan
as Pte. Horace Beckwith
Michael Moreland
as George Hogg
Adrian Lukis
as Colonel Villiers
Ciaran McMenamin
as Charlie Ambrose
Cillian Murphy
as Rag Rookwood
John Higgins
as Cornwallis
Ben Whishaw
as James Dennis
Danny Nutt
as Dieter
Antony Strachan
as Horace Beckwith
Charles Cartmell
as Harold Faithfull
Jenny Pickering
as Maria Corrigan
Tom Silburn
as Platoon Member
Dahren Davey
as Platoon Member
Jamie Newell
as Platoon Member
Liam King
as Platoon Member
Stan Charity
as Platoon Member
Luke Ducket
as Platoon Member
Chris Bridgeman
as Platoon Member
Guy Barrett
as Platoon Member
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Critic Reviews for The Trench

All Critics (4)

atmospheric and uneven

July 11, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Loaded with soggy, overused war movie cliches.

July 27, 2002 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for The Trench


Well made but overly soapy WWI drama featuring the usual mix of niave young recruits, hardened veterans and foppish officers who bond/squabble until the inevitable anti-war based conclusion.

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