1999 – The Trench

Directed by: William Boyd
Written by: William Boyd
Produced by: Steve Clark-Hall
Production year: 1998
Original release: November 22, 2000 (New York)
Running time: 1 hour, 38 minutes
Other cast: Paul Nicholls, Daniel Craig, Julian Rhind-Tutt
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On the eve of a massive battle with the Germans, Sgt. Telford Winter (Daniel Craig) oversees a company of British soldiers too young and naive to be properly terrified of their coming mission. Prominent among the recruits is Billy Macfarlane (Paul Nicholls), a patriotic teenager who struggles to reconcile his homesickness with his sense of duty. Meanwhile, their commanding officer, Lt. Ellis Harte (Julian Rhind-Tutt), squirrels himself away in his tent sipping brandy and reading poetry.