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219. The White Ribbon (2009)

A doctor’s horse is tripped with wire, injuring it and its rider; a female farmer has a fatal accident in a barn; and a local baron’s son is physically assaulted, all within a small village. When a disabled boy is … Continue reading

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218. Ran (1985)

Film 86 in C4 Top 100 War Films An old king in feudal Japan decides to abdicate in favour of his eldest son. His third son tries to warn him that this will cause in-fighting and that his older siblings … Continue reading

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210. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Film 78 in C4 Top 100 War Films Filmed in a mock documentary style, The Battle of Algiers covers the years between 1954 and 1957 when freedom fighters struggled to defend the Casbah and gain independence from the French after … Continue reading

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205. Confessions (2010)

In a Japanese school, a young teacher tells the class she is leaving. They don’t listen, until she raises her voice and announces that she’s going because she has reason to believe that two members of the class murdered her … Continue reading

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165. Casualties of War (1989)

Film 70 in C4 Top 100 War Films I wasn’t looking forward to this at all. I’d heard about the very disturbing scenes and didn’t really think I was prepared for them. It is extremely harrowing, it has to be … Continue reading

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164. Henry V (1944)

Film 69 in C4 Top 100 War Films A play within a play, but this isn’t Hamlet, but Laurence Olivier’s film of Henry V, with its combination of occasionally bawdy stage play mixed with action shots of Henry V’s greatest … Continue reading

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158. In Which We Serve (1942)

Film 64 in C4 Top 100 War Films Ultimately a vanity project for Noel Coward, as he wrote, produced, directed and acted in this war-time propaganda film, In Which We Serve is the story of a ship, and the men … Continue reading

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