No matter how hard we try, it’s not easy to replicate the true experiences of the war-torn country like Iraq. This spring Netflix will release the Netflix Originals Sand Castle starring Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill will hope to bring that real-life experience.
Based on the movie’s screenwriter Chris Roessner experience during a tour in Iraq, an honest and candid depiction of the Second Gulf War told through the eyes of a group of American soldiers on the front lines.
Set in Iraq in 2003, Sand Castle follows a group of American soldiers in the early days of the second Gulf War. Bearing witness to the heat and the horror is the inexperienced Private Matt Ocre (Nicholas Hoult), who together with several fellow soldiers is ordered to the outskirts of Baqubah to repair a water pumping station damaged by U.S. bombs. But as Ocre discovers, in an atmosphere where resentment and anger fester, trying to win the hearts and minds of the locals is a task fraught with danger. It’s here, in the streets, squares and schools that he discovers the true cost of war.
Sand Castle is the second feature film from acclaimed Brazilian director Fernando Coimbra (Narcos), co-starring Logan Marshall-Green, Glenn Powell and Beau Knapp.
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