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Sand Castle (2017)

TV-MA | | Drama, War | 21 April 2017 (USA)
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The story follows a young soldier, and his introduction into the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Based on true events, it bears witness to the destruction, and horrors of war.

Director:

Fernando Coimbra

Writer:

Chris Roessner
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Cast

Credited cast:
Henry Cavill ... Cpt. Syverson
Nicholas Hoult ... Pvt. Matt Ocre
Logan Marshall-Green ... Sgt. Harper
Tommy Flanagan ... Sgm. MacGregor
Glen Powell ... Sgt. Chutsky
Beau Knapp ... Sgt. Burton
Navid Negahban ... Kadeer
Neil Brown Jr. ... Cpl. Enzo
Sam Spruell ... 1st Lt. Anthony
Gonzalo Menendez ... Haring
Anthony Welsh ... Carter
Parker Sawyers ... Sergeant Robinson
Sammy Sheik ... Mahmoud
Sope Dirisu ... Sgt. Cole
Nabil Elouahabi ... Arif
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Storyline

A soldier enlists just before the 9/11. He is not a brave man--simply volunteering to defend freedom. Arriving in Iraq in 2003, just after the occupation of Bagdad, with a few soldiers of his infantry platoon, he is sent to provide water to a village whose infrastructure was destroyed. Simple things however, such as water transportation, water distribution and the reconstruction of the plumbing became a challenge in war environment.

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Home is a war away

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

21 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Castello di sabbia See more »

Filming Locations:

Jordan

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2.35 : 1
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The movie is based on the true events and the experience of the film's writer Chris Roessner during the Iraq War. See more »

Goofs

Sergeant Major MacGregor's hair (both on his head and on his face) are completely against US Army regulations for their length and lack of grooming. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Harper: Ocre!
Pvt. Matt Ocre: Uh?
Sgt. Harper: Come here! How do you feel?
Pvt. Matt Ocre: Underpaid.
Sgt. Harper: Alright. I'll make sure to fetch your complaints to management, come on.
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References Navajo Joe (1966) See more »

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No One Knows
by Queens of the Stone Age
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Felt like a good documentary
13 July 2017 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Lots of war-type films have come out over the years, and most are OK to meh, but something about this one was done better than most. Aside from the exceptional directing by Fernando Coimbra, it's not like it had top actors in it, but his directing gave it a feel of a documentary/drama, and added interesting action and drama twist to it. Better than I expected, although slowly paced. It's a 7/10 from me


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