Bravery in the field

Canada, 1979

Film
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Tommy is a veteran of World War II. He rooms alone, waiting for his pension cheque to arrive, passing the time in the evenings with his cronies in the Legion Hall. Lennie can claim only a third of Tommy’s years, but he prowls the same area of town, and, surprisingly enough, they have more in common than either of them realises. Bravery in the Field portrays the frustration’s and hostilities of these two men whose lives lack a sense of place and purpose. This dramatised story occurs early in November and leads up to an event that provides one of Tommy’s few remaining moments of glory: the annual veterans’ Remembrance Day parade. Stars Les Rubie and Matt Craven. (Awards: Toronto)

Credits

director

Giles Walker

co-producer

Stefan Wodoslawsky

Roman Kroitor

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:29:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33394

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Canada - Toronto - Awards

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Veterans

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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