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)

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Credits

director

Giles Walker

co-producer

Roman Kroitor

Stefan Wodoslawsky

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:29:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1979

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015937

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q15789730

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