The Hill war movie
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The Hill war movie


The Hill (1965, United Kingdom)

Categories: desert movies military base movies

The Hill

Director: Sidney Lumet


Czas: 120 minut

Laguages: English

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1970-01-01 / 1970-01-01


British penal unit in the middle of the desert is the place where brutality and discipline are the only rules.


During the North African campaign 5 British soldiers are sent to a field punishment detention in the middle of the desert for sometimes trivial crimes, like petty theft. Here, using the heat, military drill and senseless brutality the guards and instructors are training them to be reinstated to the army. The hill was the ultimate punishment - big pile of sand and rocks that prisoners were running up and down with full kit in the heat of sun.

Film based on personal experience of Ray Rigby, who while serving as private in Africa was sent to such camp. It is the other face of brave British army in Africa - behind the front lines there were sadistic men in uniforms enjoying punishing and
humiliating soldiers. This film shows how the whole system of British army was not only allowing that, but was encouraging such practices.


Our rating

6.0

Film value

7 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

1 / 5

Historical accuracy

3 / 5



The Hill 1965 war movie

Creators of The Hill

Sidney Lumet movies

Sidney Lumet

director

R.S. Allen movies

R.S. Allen

screenplay

Ray Rigby movies

Ray Rigby

screenplay


Cast of The Hill

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Sean Connery

as Joe Roberts

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Alfred Lynch

as George Stevens

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Ossie Davis

as Jacko King

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Roy Kinnear

as Monty Bartlett

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Jack Watson

as Jock McGrath

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Harry Andrews

as R.S.M. Wilson

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Ian Bannen

as Harris

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Ian Hendry

as Staff Sergeant Williams

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Michael Redgrave

as Medical Officer

Events depicted in The Hill

World War II (1936-1945)





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