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Certification15 Our Rating

A raw bunch of Soviet conscripts are drilled into shape on the training ground and dropped into the thick of it in Afghanistan. A big box office hit in Russia this may, like films about the American invasion of Vietnam, be politically naive, but as a war drama it pulls no punchs and, with the possible exception of a silly, poorly edited final battle scene, delivers the goods in superb fashion. find out more...

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The tragic story of a World War 2 operation that went wrong. As the Allies advanced, in late 1944, they attempted to form a bridgehead behind enemy lines by parachuting down and taking the Dutch-German bridge at Arnhem. This is a tale of the heroic failure of the many involved. Action-packed war movie. find out more...

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Part 1 of Wajda's trilogy of wartime films, the hopeful one, is set in Wola, a working-class area of Warsaw in 1942, and deals with the graduation of a bunch of semi-delinquent street kids, through individual acts of defiance and courage, into a youth resistance group. The heroism is not simple, neither loyalties nor self-sacrifice are assured, but united they will be. find out more...

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As the Sandringham Company advanced onto the battlefield at Galipoli in WWI, a strange mist was seen to descend and engulf them, almost as though God was wrapping them up and taking them from the terror that awaited. It was the last that was ever seen of the men, a company drawn from the servants, grooms and gardeners of the King. An enigmatic and poignant mystery that survives to this day. find out more...

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It's April 1st 1982 and with the Argentinean invasion of the Falklands imminent Major Mike Norman is dispatched with 70 Royal Marines to secure the Island. Unfortunately Sir Rex Hunt, the Governor, has not been fully informed and prepares the islanders for battle, so initiating a tragic error of judgement. An Ungentlemanly Act is an almost satirical dramatisation of actual events, superbly acted and as rich in farce as it is pathos. find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

Set during the Balkan war of the 1990s, and based on true events, this tells the story of Samira, a young woman from Sarajevo whose life is shattered the day a young soldier walks into her apartment and tells her to pack her things. Rounded up with the other women from the village and imprisoned in a warehouse in a remote region of Bosnia, Samira’s nightmare spirals when she is chosen to ‘entertain’ the soldiers, but it is this horror that also provides her with a final act of courage. Juanita W find out more...
ASOKA (2000)

Certification12 Our Rating

Emperor Asoka was ruler of Magadha in the 3rd century BC and after waging a savage war on the neighbouring kingdom of Kalinga he finally witnesses the consequences of his actions, a dreadful reality that causes him to renounce his war like ways and dedicate himself to spreading the teachings of Buddha. Asoka is by no means historically accurate but it is a lush and fascinating epic. find out more...
ASSEMBLY (2007)

Certification15 Our Rating

A Chinese soldier's tale; Guzidi was a child of poverty who became a successful guerrilla soldier and then officer in the Liberation Army. After a fierce battle with the KMT Guzidi and his remaining 46 troops are sent to a front line defensive position, where they are abandoned by the main army corps to a fight to the death. After a heroic act in the Korean War Guzidi, riddled with guilt and loss of meaningful identity, fights a long battle to atone for the loss of his company by gaining recogni find out more...

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A deeply moving autobiographical account by the manga artist Keiji Nakazawa, who, as a six year old boy living in Hiroshima on August 6th 1945, witnessed the horrific aftermath of the first atomic bomb. Terrible, tragic and utterly hypnotic. find out more...

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Nick Broomfield's docu-dramatisation of the massacre of twenty-four men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq, killed by US Marines in retaliation for the death of one of their number in a roadside bomb. Characteristically broad in its approach, following as it does with equal lack of judgement the soldiers, the Iraqi families and the insurgents. A traumatic, gripping and thoughtful re-enactment of events. find out more...