|Title||:||Danger Close (2019)|
|Genre||:||War, Action, Drama, History|
|Stars||:||Travis Fimmel, Luke Bracey, Daniel Webber, Alexander England, Aaron Glenane, Nicholas Hamilton, Myles Pollard, Matt Doran, Anthony Hayes, Richard Roxburgh, Toby Blome|
|Overview||:||Danger Close (2019) : Vietnam War, 1966. Australia and New Zealand send troops to support the United States and South Vietnamese in their fight against the communist North. Soldiers are very young men, recruits and volunteers who have never been involved in a combat. On August 18th, members of Delta Company will face the true horror of a ruthless battle among the trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tân. They are barely a hundred. The enemy is a human wave ready to destroy them.|
‘Danger Close’ is an epic recount of the Battle of Long Tan with no Hollywood exaggerations, no excuses for narrative cuts, and no colourful tie-ins. Kriv Stenders has created a film that explores inherit Australian values, history and entertainment – whilst encapsulating friendship, and a modernised respect to the ANZACs. - Lily Meek Read Lily's full article... https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/article/review-danger-close-the-battle-of-long-tan-close-to-home Head to https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/sff for more Sydney Film Festival reviews.
I don't at all dislike War films, but they're also not of a genre that is particularly close to my heart. Danger Close didn't do anything for me that changed that, but, if you're a fan, and are interested in the ever-elusive "Anything other than the Yanks in WWII/Vietnam or the Brits in WWI/WWII", you could do a lot worse than give _Danger Close_ a chance, but if you're looking for strong characterisation, you could do better too. _Final rating:★★½ - Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._