North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. And the troops' tormentors are not the enemy, but their own comrades-at-arms.
- Category:War, Drama
- Stars:Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch, Ossie Davis, Roy Kinnear, Jack Watson, Ian Hendry, Michael Redgrave, Norman Bird, Neil McCarthy, Howard Goorney, Tony Caunter,
- Director:Sidney Lumet, Sidney Lumet,
- Writer:Ray Rigby (screenplay), Ray Rigby (play), R.S. Allen (play)
Five British soldiers are sent to a detention camp in the Libyan Desert, including Sergeant Major Roberts, whose conviction for the assault of an officer is shrouded in mystery. There, they have to struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Hill torrent reviews
(de) wrote: Besides the obviously worse animation, the character development from the first one went right down the toilet... Ham is still egotistical if not more and I thought Kilowatt learned how to control her fear, but she went right back to lighting up even when the cave monster was mentioned! I know that character development may not mean much to anyone else, but that's what really threw me off the most.. and in the end all I have to say is that it just doesn't have the same charm at all and it should have stayed at the first one.
(ca) wrote: Quirky, sweet and charming.
(fr) wrote: I give it most credit for being experimental in a delightful way. The poetic language, the use of very small interval time-lapse photography, whispers as thoughts. The content, spurred by an almost entirely physical connection between two people, is very philosophical and actually even gets political. There's an almost jungle fever kind of tinge to it because they know so little about one another. I can honestly say I could not predict where the plot would go. Dealing with culture clash and the tension between achievement and fulfillment, I think the film comes together to a certain extent, but not all the way. I expect the female writer/director to find her voice and make that wonderful film that any good filmmaker has in them.
(nl) wrote: Neither Here nor There. Less appealing than the original, though the squirrels were good.
(fr) wrote: Very funny. It's the oddball out of the bunch. Still very good, if not, the best.
(br) wrote: Not as bad as some of the 50's era sci-fi stuff that I've seen on AMC.
(au) wrote: Fred and Judy at their best!
(it) wrote: how this mess ever got made who knows this was the end of Swanson's career.
(us) wrote: How did I miss this movie before?!
(fr) wrote: The Office meets Empire of the Ants, has cheaply made yet relatively successful baby.
(ca) wrote: While the subject is interesting...this documentary is NOT! CNN should stick to 5 minute stories...telling a feature length story is out of their capability. CNN Films? Please! Don't make me laugh!
(nl) wrote: Would have been a lot better, but really odd, bad ending.
(br) wrote: Sho gives it a good go in this one; as a peace-loving (always a big mistake in an action movie) Japanese businessman trying to live the American dream. Things go wrong. Fortunately for us, he is also a ninja. I liked this movie as a youth and don't feel too ashamed. The version I saw recently on the MGM HD channel was immaculately rendered but clearly some kind of American cut which was so ineptly edited I couldn't tell what the motherf**k was going on at times. I also didn't like the end scrap too much. I feel a trained ninja could beat the living crap out of an old-fart gangster baddie (who'd killed his wife, dammit!) without too much trouble at all. But that's just me. I don't know about narrative tension and stuff.