Behind the Lines
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This period drama was based on the Booker Prize-winning novel by author Pat Barker, one of a trilogy dealing with World War I. James Wilby stars as Siegfried Sassoon, the real-life war hero and poet who, in 1917, writes a statement against the war that is read in Parliament. Faced with the choice of either a court-martial or time in a mental hospital as a result, Sassoon chooses the hospital, and is sent to Craiglockart, a Scottish castle where shell-shocked vets are being treated by Freudian therapist Dr. William Rivers (Jonathan Pryce). Sassoon soon befriends a pair of fellow inmates. One,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"Although the stories in the film are moving, director Gillies MacKinnon is never able to weave them into a compelling whole."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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