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To End All Wars Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Carlyle, Keifer Sutherland, Ciaran McMenamin, Sakae Kimura, Masayuki Yui

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Based on the book by Ernest Gordon, "To End All Wars" is the story about captured Allied POW's struggle to survive in a Thailand concentration camp. The story is told through Ernest Gordon's (Ciaran McMenamin) eyes but there are many character arcs to be told in this docudrama. After the troops have been captured American Lt. Jim Reardon (Keifer Sutherland) wants to escape into the jungle and some of the guys want to do that but Ernest convinces him it's not a wise move. They are soon forced to build a railroad through the Burmese Jungle. There is a small faction that still wants to escape but Ernest starts teaching classes, talking about Plato and Shakespeare. The men find solace in the teachings and work harder on the railroad. The faction attempts their escape but don't succeed. The escapees are killed while the other prisoners become sensitive and forgive their captors.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Religion themed film?    -   Yes Kind of conflict:    -   war, WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia Jungles?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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