Peter Jackson directs this homage to the British troops of the First World War with never-before-seen-footage of soldiers as they faced the fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Digitally remastered and now in color, the footage has been studied by lip reading experts whose transcripts were recorded and used as audio for the film. Overlayed by a narrative of those who partook in the war from interviews made in the 1960s and 1970s, this historic revisiting marks one hundred years since the end of the Great War.
Presented in 2D.
“Peter Jackson has taken a mass of World War I archival clips from Britain’s Imperial War Museum and fashioned it into a brisk, absorbing and moving experience.” – Ben Kenigsburg, New York Times
“Has the effect of a window that has never before been thrown open so wide.” – Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post
“…a tribute paid by the present to the past, and what a gorgeous gift it turns out to be.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times