Discussion in 'Books and Films' started by Kyt, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

  2. Hugh

    Hugh New Member

    That was an interesting taster, pity it was only 9mins.
    Anyone know the history, was it based on real events or just a movie?

  3. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Hugh, I've just been rooting around:


  4. Hugh

    Hugh New Member

    Thanks - looks a good movie - will have to watch out for it.
  5. spidge

    spidge Active Member

  6. 51highland

    51highland Member

    Bought it and watched it last night. Kokoda:39th Battalion I very much enjoyed it. no bullshit heroics. Called "Chockies" because they were looked on as Chocolate soldiers.
    About a small platoon of reservists, sent as an advanced patrol, up the Kokoda. Cut off they determine to gt back to their lines. Some brilliant, acting I thought. the portrayal of dysentery, hunger, fatigue, and trying to carry on etc.
    The film was inspired by real events and the Kokoda/ Insurave memorial inscription of "Courage, Mateship, Endurance, Sacrifice". Very brutal in places, with a fair amount of swearing.

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