Passchendaele

Synopsis: Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for a single battle.
Director(s): Paul Gross
Production: Alliance Atlantis
  11 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Rotten Tomatoes:
40%
R
Year:
2008
114 min
Website
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I can't be seen to falter.

And our son has

a good head on his shoulders...

...so we remain hopeful.

Are you crazy?

I'm here to talk to your father.

Oh, hello. This is your friend.

David, isn't it?

Yes, sir. I wonder if I could

have a word with you.

- By all means. Come on in.

- No, sir...

- I don't want to intrude.

- Don't be silly. Come along.

Hello, everybody.

I'd like to introduce you

to David, uh...

Good Lord, I've forgotten

your last name.

- It's Mann, sir.

- David Mann.

I'm very honored to meet you.

It appears that young David...

...has conceived of a passion

for my daughter.

- Daddy, please!

- A passion, is it?

Well, then I'd be guessing

you'd still be a student.

And you'd be wide of the mark.

David here counts himself among

the ranks of the working men.

- I work for a newspaper.

- But he's not a scribe.

He sets type.

He's a typesetter.

But you must be 18 years old and

you're not in uniform. Why is that?

It's a medical thing, sir.

He's doing what he can.

Yes, well, he'll have

to do better than that...

...if he wants to earn

the respect of your father.

That's what I intend to do, sir,

and I'm open to suggestions.

For God's sake, son.

We're at war.

Use your imagination.

I'm sorry.

I don't know, I'm not sure

what I'm supposed to say.

There's no formula here,

Sergeant. We're just talking.

You, uh, want to tell me

about your nightmares?

They consistently feature...

...the image of a Canadian

soldier and a cross.

Why is that, you imagine?

I don't sleep, so I don't really

know how to answer that.

In 1915, in retreat outside Ypres,

German soldiers nailed

a Canadian N.C.O. to a barn door.

You were there,

were you not?

Yes sir, I did take part

in that retreat but...

...if they had time to stop

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Paul Gross

Paul Michael Gross, OC (born April 30, 1959) is a Canadian actor, producer, director, singer, and writer born in Calgary, Alberta. He is known for his lead role as Constable Benton Fraser in the television series Due South as well as his 2008 war film Passchendaele, which he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in. During Due South's final season, Gross acted as executive producer in addition to starring, wrote the season three opener and finale, the two part series finale and wrote and sang songs for the show, some of which can be found on the two Due South soundtracks. He later found success with another Canadian TV series, Slings and Arrows. He also produced one film with Akshay Kumar called Speedy Singhs starring Camilla Belle and Vinay Virmani. more…

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