Passchendaele

    
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  Passchendaele
October 23, 2008
  Film straddles between love and warPDF files may take a moment to load

Long have Canadians watched films about American heroism in war, leaving an obvious, unrealized niche in North American cinema. With all the excitement over Paul Gross' new film, Passchendaele, it is easy to mistakenly believe that the movie has anything at all to do with the infamous Third Battle of Ypres, in which the Canadian corps captured the town of Passchendaele in a hard-won campaign. After all, the film is called Passchendaele, right?

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October 23, 2008
  Homegrown talent takes to the screenPDF files may take a moment to load

Maybe it's because of our national humility, but there's never been a truly epic Canadian film. We're a nation that creates intimate art house fare, not big blockbuster battle sequences. Passchendaele is ambitious because it aspires to be unlike every Canadian film and its scope can truly be described as a formula for an instant classic.

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