Starring a young Colin Firth and probably no one else you would recognize, this film released on television in the UK six years after the conflict it depicted. We can’t blame you if you haven’t heard about the 1982 war between Argentina and the United Kingdom; after all it only lasted ten weeks. It’s known as the Falklands War to most of the world, and Guerra de las Malvinas to the Argentinians.
More about trauma, recovery, and PTSD than it is about the war, Tumbledown tells the story of Scots Guards Lieutenant (that’s LEF-tenant for you Americans) Robert Lawrence, deployed to the Falkland Islands and gravely wounded just hours before the end of the conflict.
The script and the editing have an experimental feel, showing a mix of the young officer’s very subjective memories of the combat, his struggles to recover and return to civilian life, and his treatment by the government post-war.
What did we think of this very unique look into a very obscure conflict? And did Colin Firth’s exceptional acting manage to pull this one together, or is this story-telling in this one too confusing? Join us and find out!
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The Longest Day (1962)
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