It is Bill Shakespeare [Joseph Fiennes] in The Great Raid
Unknown to most, Miramax has got a new war film
coming our way this Summer. Starring Benjamin Bratt and Joseph Fiennes,
The Great Raid
tells the miraculous tale of about a command of US Marines who attempt a
suicide mission to save soldiers stuck in a Japanese POW camp during WWII.
The Great Raid Trailer
Set in the Philippines in 1945, The Great Raid tells the true story
of the 6th Ranger Battalion, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Henry
Mucci (Bratt) who undertake a daring rescue mission against all odds.
Traveling thirty miles behind enemy lines, the 6th Ranger Battalion aims to liberate over 500 American prisoners-of-war from the notorious Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp resulting in the most audacious rescue ever.
Even though The Thin Red Line showed some of the prevalent hostilities
between the American and Japanese troops during World War II, it is a subject
not completely looked upon in the more recent war flicks. Trying my hand
at a second major in History during college enabled me to cover a few topics
about World War II; one being the advanced hatred between American and Japanese
soldiers. This hatred went so far that many of the established rules of
war were dropped while these two nations went at it.
A film that tells some of the mini - war - stories about this topic would
be sweet. Does The Great Raid do this? Not exactly. However, the
story will definitely show why you did not want to get captured by the Japanese.
Take a first look at The Great Raid by checking out the first trailer by
clicking the image above or the link below.
Watch the first trailer for The Great Raid over at MovieFone.
The Great Raid is due out to theatres on August 12, 2005.