Episode 29

The War Below (2021)


March 25th, 2022

1 hr 43 mins 36 secs

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About this Episode

In his directorial feature-film debut, J. P. Watts stretches a £600,000 budget to show us an aspect of World War I we hadn’t really seen before: the British efforts to tunnel underneath no-man’s land in order to lay mines under the German trenches.

For those of you who have seen 1917 (our next episode), you will find some familiar territory: filthy trenches, (not so) filthy uniforms, higher-ups obsessed with gaining ground at all costs, and some great cinematography. As you would expect, a $94.2 million budget difference yields…different results.

Join the Danger Close team as we examine this brand new film!

Next Episode: 1917 (2019)

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