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PASSCHENDAELE

(2008)
114 mins | Discrimination |
Provincial Ratings
Newfoundland14A
Nova Scotia14A
P.E.I.14A
New Brunswick14A
Quebec-
Ontario14A
Manitoba14A
Saskatchewan14A
Alberta14A
British Columbia14A
Northwest Territories14A
Nunavut14A
Yukon14A

Director: Paul Gross

Writer(s): Paul Gross

Star(s): Paul Gross, Caroline Dhavernas, Gil Bellows, Joe Dinicol

Synopsis:

Set during the height of the First World War, Passchendaele tells the story of an important event in Canadian history through the eyes of Sergeant Michael Dunne (Gross), a soldier who is wounded in France and returns to Calgary emotionally and physically scarred.

While recovering, Dunne meets Sarah (Dhavernas) and becomes determined to win her heart. When Sarah’s asthmatic younger brother David (Dinicol) enlists to f ight in the war, Michael returns to the battlef ield in order to protect him. The two men are sent to f ight against impossible odds in the battle of Passchendaele.

The film won six Genies, including Best Picture and Best Actor, for Paul Gross.

PASSCHENDAELE WAS DOPE!
— Grade 9 student, Riverdale CI, Toronto

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About the Director

Paul Gross

An Officer of the Order of Canada, Gross starred in the hit TV series Due South. He then directed, wrote and starred in Passchendaele, which won a Genie for best film, and Men With Brooms, which earned the Canadian Comedy Award for best direction. Gross will next write and direct Talking and Killing and star in The Parting Glass.

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Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • History - 10, 11, 12

Screening Language Options:
  • English Language with French Subtitles
  • English Language with French Dubbing

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