Synopsis: A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.
Director(s): Yann Demange
Production: Roadside Attractions
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 12 wins & 25 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min


Come on, put some effort in!

Come on, son!

Right in the kisser!

Keep moving.

That's it, son.

Get your hands up, lad!

Come on.

Left, right, left, right!

That's it!

Come on!

That's it!

Into him, Hook!

Keep f***ing going!

Controlled aggression.

That's it, keep throwing.

One, two. One, two.

Lads, keep throwing.

Good work.

Take it and give it back.

That's it, keep going.


All right, time!

I said, time! F***ing break 'em!

Good lads.

You'll do for me, boys.

Back in line.



Welcome to the regiment.

Watch your footing, boys.

Open it up a bit.

Open it up a bit.

Come on, stay with me.

Stay with me.


Watch it.

Keep moving.

Get back to your f***ing feet!

Left, right, left, right, left, right.

Left, right, left, right, left, right.

Left, right, left, right, left, right.

Left, right, left, right, left, right.

Left, right, left, right, left, right.

Do not be afraid of the water.

Plough through it.

Plough through it.

Pull yourself up, Thompson.

Keep that head down.

Nice one. Come on, Hook.

Good work, son.

That's it.

Pull yourself...

Come on, then, Hook.

Help him out, Thompson.

Help him out, Thompson.

Come on, drag him.

Up the wall, go!

Go on, get up there!

Come on, get your back against the wall.

Get him up there.

Come on, stop messing around.

Go on, get him up.

Drag him up.

Go on, that's it, help each other.

Help each other! That's it.

- Come on, Thommo.

- Your lives are in each other's hands.

Teamwork, boys.


Well done, guys.

Get his knees up.

Go on, keep moving!

Keep it going!

Keep it going!

What are you doing?

Leave him!

You can send a medic back

when you reach your objective.

Now get back in formation

before you get everybody killed!

Hands off c*cks and pull on socks!

Come on, get fell in!

Platoon... Platoon, 'shun!

Because of the deteriorating

security situation in Belfast,

your regiment is now being deployed there

on an emergency basis.

Any questions?

- We're not going to Germany?

- You're going to Belfast.

I take it you all know

where Belfast is?

Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom.


You are not leaving this country.

What's up wi' you?

Come on, Darren, our kid, eat your food

before it gets cold, mate.

'Ey up, listen...

I don't want you

worried about me, OK?

I'll be fine.

I promise you.

Now, come on, eat up.

I'm not even leaving the country,

so you've got nothing to worry about.

- Got a girlfriend?

- No.


Let me see your teeth.

You liar!


Go on, then!

Go on!

Right, I'll be back soon, OK?

- Yeah.

- Yeah?


- All children must be back by five pm.

- Go on.

You of all people should remember that,



Welcome to Ireland.

Come down. I want you lining up

with your gun over there.

Quickly, and up the stairs.

Come on, move.

Move, move, move.

That's right, single file.

Single file.

Drop your gun off.

Right, this is where

you eat and sleep.

I'll show you where

you sh*t in a minute.

Why you look so gormless?

Were you expecting the f***ing Ritz?

Get your kit squared away.

Get a f***ing brew on.

You're not at the

depot now, boys.

You've got to look

after yourselves.

And don't worry,

you'll only be staying here till one of

the Paddies shoots you anyway.

Come on, hurry up and organise yourselves.

Hurry up and come inside, man!


At ease.

I'm Lieutenant Armitage,

your platoon commander.

I um...

I just wanted to

meet the new boys.

I'm a bit of a new boy myself, actually.

Well, looking forward to getting to know

you all over the next couple of days.

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Gregory Burke

Gregory Burke (born 1968) is a Scottish playwright from Rosyth, Fife, Scotland. more…

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