FILM TITLE: JOURNEY'S END
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 16 D L V
DISTRIBUTOR: EMPIRE ENTERTAINMENT
DIRECTOR: SAUL DIBB
MAIN CAST: SAM CAFLIN, PAUL BETTANY, ASA BUTTERFIELD
LANGUAGE: Infrequent, moderate impact use of crude language e.g. ‘fuck’: ‘fucking’: ‘dammit’; ‘shit’ and ‘pricks’
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: Fairly frequent, realistic, prolonged, strong impact violence is both physical and emotional e.g. rapid machine gun fire; shot guns; dropping bombs, explosions, loud sounds of gunshots, soldiers hit and dropping to the ground.
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: The film, “JOURNEY’S END” is a war drama based on the true events of the experience of a battalion of English soldiers in the front lines and the trenches for the Allied Forces. It is set in 1918 in Northern France during the First World War. There is a stalemate with Germany still being on the offensive and the English soldiers are expecting an attack during the spring of 1918. During this time, each nation’s platoon were expected to spend at least 6 days a month on the front lines. James (Jimmy) Riley, is a very young English soldier has volunteered to serve on the front lines. THEMES Complex and mature, historical and educational, biographical themes of the events of World War I, which explore teamwork, rivalry, bravery, fear, dread, panic, distress, survival, courage, battle, commitment to the course, missions, combat, war strategy, allied forces, serving on the front lines, patrol duty, frustration, raids, planning an offensive/assault on enemy lines, retaliation, death, the futility of war, sacrifice, friendship, life in the trenches, serving one’s country, call of duty, honour, heroism, ingratitude, confrontation, loss of life and emotional trauma. The themes are presented dramatically, realistically in historical context. The themes are emotional, distressing with an element of shock, fear, dread and imminent danger and a sustained sense of threat and menace as presented by the threat of imminent attack, danger. The themes may be confusing to cognitively immature viewers under the age of 16 years, who may find the content to be disturbing, upsetting and some scenes unsettling to their sense of security and well-being.