When Trumpets Fade

In the autumn of 1944, when it seemed that the war on the Western front comes to an end, and the Americans hoped by Christmas to return home, the 28th infantry division was ordered to take the fortified enemy positions on the German border, dubbed the "factory of death". Soldiers, mired in a minefield and fired a hail of shells on all sides lurks death. Private manning, the only survivor of his platoon, wants to send to the rear for treatment, but instead he was appointed to command the recruits not fired. And while manning is not the fearless brave, he has only one way to survive is to become a hero...

  • John Irvin

Release Date: 1998-06-27
IMDb icon 7.1/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
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Brit Persons
18 March 2011 | 10:48

Excellent and quite original for American format war film. Original it in many respects: first, the large battle scenes there are no (as "Saving private Ryan", "Thin red line", and etc.), no. here heroic pathos and large effects (more — half of the film takes place in a thick, translucent fog). The merit of this film is in other — shown to all the reality of war, and the fatigue of the soldiers from the long-standing expectations of the world that most of them see — all they will absorb the insatiable mouth of death. In this respect it like a different creature — "On the Western front of change": a completely different author, about a very different World war and a very different warring parties, but something still have in common. Possible — complete indifference to everything is happening (remember the character from a hero of our time?). When your eyes are killing hundreds, and the next day it'll happen again — you know all the value of life here disappears. And for manning the main one — get the hell out of this bloodbath. Yes, he is not a hero. All his actions are imbued with one desire to survive, but can we is to blame? No one home with front did, but and heroism none required — go to fight wait for their bullets. And your happiness, if you will die immediately, but not the operating table from excruciating pain with twisted innards inside out. Most of the characters to his title is not have sought, they only honestly doing his duty. And still he is a hero. If inspection of the film to end you will understand why. Heroes are not born — they are often does not on their own.

They all — heroes who is not afraid to look death in the face, bringing a peaceful day.

Despite a little tightness, over the originality of the plot and the courage to be misunderstood by American audiences.

8 from 10

Matilde Lansing
12 January 2017 | 08:12

The reason for watching the military drama "When trumpets fade" was admiring opinion about with side. And how do not pay attention to painting, which say that almost if it the Steven Spielberg drew inspiration for his "Saving private Ryan", although there crept purely dated mistake: at the premiere of TV "When trumpets fade" was held on 27 June 1998 year, and "Saving private Ryan" was released 24th of July year and I hardly Spielberg less than a month removed one of the their best movies.

Guarantee that "When trumpets fade" a film worthy of attention and served what he was named one of the most honest films about the Second world war. Here here I kinda got a steel of a doubt: very few films of American manufacture can be called implicitly honest, a good — Yes, but fair — no, rather they are largely removed as a spectacle, if not forgotten the impeccable patriotism and heroism. What had to watch in "When trumpets fade"? The beginning instilled in me the confidence that it will show really male movie, when I watched the scene as came from forces soldiers stubbornly drags on the back of his fellow soldier. As much as something inside skipped a beat...

But unfortunately, such a rush of emotions I felt only in the beginning and then watched how not the brave soldiers (the same that pulled his wounded comrade" gets in the millstones of the military bureaucracy, hiding behind the motto "the Team is not been contested, commands are executed". Without five minutes the hero was entrusted with the command of a small detachment of new recruits, which should soon lead to fight and as you know a wounded animal is doubly dangerous and the Germans, feeling that their backs remained only the native land, ready to fight to the death with a difficult opponent, willing to take on the greater the number of enemies... For them for large all were enemies...

Based on my waiting was to what is about to come to a climax. Not short, a couple of minute for a good two and then the three ten minutes, when it will begin to break mines, go the heavy fire and the blood spilled on the snow-covered ground mixed with dirt. But no, the battle was but to right in the soul took to say this is not can. Perhaps it is purely my perception, which breaks in rare cases, such as when a tear flows down the cheek, when killed a squad of brave men under the Moscow in the movie "Aty-Baty, shli soldiers...". So not call me insensitive, but after a laudatory odes against "When trumpets fade" I was waiting for more.

What for the cast, it here you can see a lot of familiar faces, although this is all the actors at the end of the second plan. For example, the main role was played by Ron Eldard, I personally the most memorable in the horror film "Ghost Ship", where it is not was on the basic plan, but there is generally played by a small number of actors, so that Eldard remained in memory. As he played a "When trumpets fade"? Relatively well, but certainly not great. Is there and Timothy Olyphant with Bobby cannavale Yes Jeffrey Donovan, but here they are because you now they are more or less known actors, but if all to see year of movie's release, it is unlikely about them and remembered. And as guest stars include Dwight Yockey. Visited, played Sergeant screaming at the template done.

In General, the film is not have left some very positive memories about yourself, but and name it not too bad can. How to me that a strong middle class for a single view, which is particularly something that is not out.

5 from 10

Donna Flosser
15 February 2010 | 02:05

Great military drama, where the first special effects impress the audience is important, but to pass the a nightmare which has experienced soldiers, to try to feel what they had to go, I think the Director is found.

There are no characters break under the bullets here either mad or cowards and third this, but if given, not for long.

Heroes are not born, heroes become and sometimes not own.

The only negative of the film, is that it is not filmed in widescreen format.

Of 9 10

Who is the director of the movie When Trumpets Fade?
This tv-show was directed by John Irvin.
What is the genre of When Trumpets Fade?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Drama, War.
Who starred in When Trumpets Fade?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Ron Eldard, Zak Orth, Frank Whaley, Dylan Bruno, Devon Gummersall.
What is When Trumpets Fade IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.1.
When was When Trumpets Fade released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1998-06-27.