Danger Close

The war in Vietnam. Rota mostly inexperienced Australian and NZ soldiers found in the battle of Longtan with the superior forces of the Viet Cong.

Director:
  • Kriv Stenders

Stars:
Release Date: 2019-08-08
IMDb icon 6.9/10
  • Country: AU
  • Language: English
  • Budget: AUD35,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $2,078,370
reviews
Tish Wilhelmina
18 November 2019 | 02:47

... The village of Kryukovo killed the platoon.
All out of ammo, no more grenades.
Them to the only survivor of the seven young soldiers.
... Lieutenant, wounded growl: Go!
Near the village of Kryukovo killed the platoon.
But hostility hot hitting not at random.
Them to the only survivor of the seven young soldiers...


1966. Occupants in Vietnam. The regular military units of the gendarme of the world order. One hot day — with signs of memory about the deceased. For whom? For what? orders! For democracy? The country? orders! Death and horror. A bloody mess of bodies in the meat grinder slaughter. orders! the Feat and heroism? It even as to say that It how to watch. All individually. It all depends on perception. It all depends on the likes to one of the warring parties. Hundreds of corpses. Blood-drenched land. By order! On orders! In order!

1966. Occupants in Vietnam. What we know about them? What remember now? US troops animated frames art Chronicles "the Stiletto"(1989), "Platoon"(1986), "Apocalypse now"(1979), "the Hunter on deer"(1978)... aviation, throws Napalm in the jungle, burning neighborhood fires. Helicopters provide fire support to landed troops. The infantry protects the area, suppressing the enemy's resistance. The heat fire. Laughter warm with battle entities. Corpses-corpses-corpses as combat feat dilemma — kill or be killed. Eight years of the massacre. With 1965 for 1973.

"a Dangerous intimacy: the Battle of Longtine".It again Vietnam. It again war. Australians, allies of the Americans in a memorable battle is the real story. Without fiction. Without gloss. Without bravado. More hours of screen time human speech mixed with speech of artillery, machine guns, submachine guns. More hours of screen time, where one, chain dashes with weapons belt, others — the firing squad going on you and the enemy. More hours of screen time with the mowing twenty beardless boys of the ranks of the living. Someone a bullet in the forehead, someone the bullet to breath. Company against a battalion. The forces are unequal, the forces are melting. And opponent just right in front of you, but and on the left, and right in girth, too. Despair? Panic? No, the vehemence of battle. And hope for themselves, guy that around.

Yeah, there's definitely recognisable "the Hunter on deer"(1978) with the fart cards in the kisses of fate for some vikasini, "crippled" paths for other. Here and "Apocalypse now"(1979) with the man's father-a commander in the talisman. And "Platoon"(1986) by combing the area on the touch with a waiting for ambushes and traps the Viet Cong. And drama of "Stiletto"(1989), which will certainly make yourself know to occur, but later in the syndrome of experience with nightmares in the severance of flashes of consciousness...

Action to the audience. Action. No deep enough Oliver stone, no Michael Cimino, nor the more of Francis Ford Coppola, but may the production values are very high. Natural, interesting, believable.

Soviet songs lyrics sang Patriotic feat of the defenders of the Fatherland. Shining faces of courage of our ancestors who gave himself for the future of children, grandchildren, wives, mothers. War. They fought defending their Homeland. And what fought those Australian guys that perished then? And who writes heartfelt "essay" about the guys Vietnamese? About their grief. About their loss. About their crippled lives. And again — when the court on militaristic elite stars and stripes of the flag? Rein in lawlessness, permissiveness.

Will cry mother night.
Near the village of Kryukovo killed the platoon.
Will not give up the position, not go back.
Them to the only survivor of the seven young soldiers...


7 of 10

Niki Laris
30 November 2019 | 08:48

Honestly — don't know shot if the Australians earlier films about the Vietnam moreover, the person is not particularly knowing the history of the war, first heard/learned/saw that the representatives of the green continent fought there.

The battle of Long — one of the most known pages of the history with the participation of Australian and new Zealand soldiers. After a mortar attack on their base Nougat, it was decided to send a few platoons to the search for Vietcong positions, with which the firing was conducted. In the exploration of soldiers came under strong fire and were forced to fight back from the superior forces of the enemy. Their fate depended on how they themselves and assistance, which is not hurry to come.

From a historical point of view (as far as I can tell read the facts and seen the pictures of the places where unfolded ones event), the film is good. He worked great in terms of facts. At first when the viewer had a question — why woodland where are fighting, not really like the Vietnamese jungle. It can be said, the usual deciduous forest without dense thickets of shrubs, not meet the without problems. All case in that is a rubber plantation where the trees actually grow from other of few meters, making the impression very strongly thinned forest.

If history is a guide, Australians fought against more than two thousand enemy soldiers in as the "services" it was only two companies. The course of the film, you can appreciate the fact that the enemy do more, but still the audience's eye, its perception does not have enough scale. Personally I don't feel that the 11th platoon of Australians were in trap the enemy had an enormous numerical superiority. Not enough the enemy within frame — for most part of the movie soldiers fired on trees and bushes where probably hiding enemy. But the Viet Cong themselves, the viewer sees the extremely rare — when the Director decides to release them from the curtain of smoke signal. With given that initially, the Vietnamese used mortars, it is strange that in the future they had forgotten it an effective weapon.

There are certain issues part of the storyline associated with by the Australians. If you look carefully, you can mark several episodes, when the military of different ranks disobey orders and do what you think is right. It looks a bit pretentious and far-fetched, because insubordination and future actions of those who they disobey potentially lead to ensure that the Australian contingent has suffered more large losses. It applies the commander of one of platoons, and the Colonel, on saprygova APC, pilots who risk not only their own lives, but and military equipment, in case of loss which the partners simply will not support.

Showing all the heroism of the Australian soldier, the Director of the film Crooked Stenders makes it a bit naive, showing the frame people who be not cool enough and ready to accept the realities of war. As well as and naive and simply look foolish episodes when some of the characters are all so and asking for the bullets did not thinking about security and standing full height where you should move on all fours. Naive and think the scene when soldiers are hugging, joyful in the fact that their comrades alive. You hug, but do it on the base, and under enemy fire!

Overall the movie was good, well filmed, with spectacular picture and the following historical facts. But as part of the plot on I think he was weak. Not to the end a real film about war, because it made in a very different way and people would be quite different.

However, to watch You. Your opinion is not impose.

Pleasant viewing.

6 from 10

faq
How much has Danger Close made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $2,078,370.
How much did it cost to make Danger Close?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least AUD35,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Danger Close?
This tv-show was directed by Kriv Stenders.
What is the genre of Danger Close?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Drama, War.
Who starred in Danger Close?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Travis Fimmel, Toby Blome, Alexander England, Aaron Glenane, Uli Latukefu.
What is Danger Close IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.9.
When was Danger Close released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2019-08-08.