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Ricey

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Kajaki, its on Netflix.

Based on a true story about one incident involving 3 Para in Afghanistan. Its the opposite to the Dam Busters or Reach For the Sky and is a great example of why we our troops should never be in such places.

Relevant at the moment as it highlights how people at the sharp end are completely failed by management and above when it comes to the right equipment and decisions....Decisions that cost lives.
Brilliant film, such a shame it doesn’t get the attention that other conflict films get.

Controversial opinion: I think it’s better than 1917 and Dunkirk, I know they’re different eras but they’re still classified in the true war film category.

I probably have more of a connection with it as I have been to Afghanistan and spent 7 months out there.
 

Rayleigh boy

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Dunkirk - the original,..... close to how it was.

Carve Her name with Pride - brace your self for the ending

The Cruel Sea - the classic scene of cowardice in the opening
 

Rayleigh boy

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Paul Scrader ... the best screen writer...ever

Taxi driver

American Gigolo

forever an Apocalypse Now fan ..

Natural Born Killers

The Godfather
 

rigsby

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Great film seen it a could of times. The kind of war Film the Americans can’t make
Made me research the story on line
Brilliant film, such a shame it doesn’t get the attention that other conflict films get.

Controversial opinion: I think it’s better than 1917 and Dunkirk, I know they’re different eras but they’re still classified in the true war film category.

I probably have more of a connection with it as I have been to Afghanistan and spent 7 months out there.
Not sure the 'banter' would be understood in the US.

Yes, its worth doing some research on the story but not before the film as it would spoil it because the tension builds without big dramatic scenes.
 

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Saw Clockwise again last night .Suprised to learn. that the DVD re-issue was only last year.Still a great comedy.Always liked Michael Frayn's work .Worth it just for that immortal line"It's not the despair I can't stand Laura.It's the hope."
 

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One of my favourite films. I love the gangster based first part of the film. I suspect there were cuts - the film implies that there was previous between Chas and Joey Maddocks without going into too much detail.
The film was certainly heavily edited by Cammill rather than Roeg who went off to shoot Walkabout.Witness the scene where Turner ( Mick Jagger) spray paints a wall in his Notting Hill house.It was found and brought forward to near the beginning of the film to provide a (rather spurious) "link" between the first and second parts you mention.
 
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Brilliant film, such a shame it doesn’t get the attention that other conflict films get.

Controversial opinion: I think it’s better than 1917 and Dunkirk, I know they’re different eras but they’re still classified in the true war film category.

I probably have more of a connection with it as I have been to Afghanistan and spent 7 months out there.
A real life film that details how we ended up in the Iraq and Afghanistan mess and leaves you with no trust of government and the legal profession is OFFICIAL SECRETS . Interspersed with real clips of Blair,Bush etc it really leaves you with the sense of how we were taken to war against the wishes of the people and manipulated evidence ,which one woman tried to stop and paid a price for because of the official secrets act.
I saw this film by chance and it really took you back to 2003 and how we've been left with a mess and a destabilised world by politicians who should be in jail for causing so many unnecessary deaths of our military and the hundreds of thousands of ordinary civilians since.
 

Ricey

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A real life film that details how we ended up in the Iraq and Afghanistan mess and leaves you with no trust of government and the legal profession is OFFICIAL SECRETS . Interspersed with real clips of Blair,Bush etc it really leaves you with the sense of how we were taken to war against the wishes of the people and manipulated evidence ,which one woman tried to stop and paid a price for because of the official secrets act.
I saw this film by chance and it really took you back to 2003 and how we've been left with a mess and a destabilised world by politicians who should be in jail for causing so many unnecessary deaths of our military and the hundreds of thousands of ordinary civilians since.
Thank you, I had that on my list for ages and completely forgot to get around to watching it. I’ll give that a watch.
 

Tommy2holes

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Just watched a film called vivarium. Strangest film I have seen in a very long time.

5 out 10. Could be a cult one if you like oddities.

 

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The Man with the Iron Heart on Sky movies

Poweful Czech film about the assassination of a top Nazi Reinhard Heydrich

10/10 very moving especially as kept to the truth 99 %
 
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