The Trench


1h 38m 1999

Brief Synopsis

This dramatization of the 48 hours leading up to the Battle of the Somme in 1916 underscores the bitter loss of innocence of a group of idealistic young men, including 17-year-old Billy Macfarlane who's enlisted in order to be with his older brother, Eddie. But Eddie's sent home after being wounded,

Film Details

Also Known As
La Tranchee, Tranchee, La, Trench
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

This dramatization of the 48 hours leading up to the Battle of the Somme in 1916 underscores the bitter loss of innocence of a group of idealistic young men, including 17-year-old Billy Macfarlane who's enlisted in order to be with his older brother, Eddie. But Eddie's sent home after being wounded, leaving his innocent brother behind to face the slow, inevitable countdown to the bloodiest massacre in British military history.

Crew

Kevin Alexander

Makeup Artist

Christophe Barratier

Coproducer

John Bateman

Foley Mixer

Jonathan Bates

Sound Editor

Mairi Bett

Line Producer

Phil Bothamley

Dialogue Editor

William Boyd

Screenplay

Sean Broughton

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ann Buchanan

Hairdresser

Stuart Clake

Scenic Artist

James Clark

Editor

Steve Clark-hall

Producer

Jim Clay

Production Designer

Colin Corby

Photography

David Crossman

Costume Designer

Tom Delmar

Stunt Coordinator

Nick Dudman

Makeup

Jennifer Duff

Casting

Louis Elman

Voice Casting

Dave Freeth

Camera

Tim Gavagin

Rerecording

Taff Gillingham

Advisor

Evelyn Glennie

Music

Fiona Gosden

Assistant Director

Peter Govey Digirama

Titles

Pauline Griffiths

Foley Artist

Cordelia Hardy

Assistant Director

Philip Harvey

Art Director

Sam Heaphy

Camera

Lindy Hemming

Costume Designer

Susan Howard

Makeup Artist

Dean Humphreys

Rerecording

Emma Ibbetson

Visual Effects

Graham Longhurst

Special Effects Supervisor

Greg Malcangi

Music

Xavier Marchand

Executive Producer

Rob Mcnab

Other

Ian Menzies

Motion Control

Laurence Mery-clark

Editor

Steve Mitchell

Scenic Artist

Chris Morgan

Location Manager

Chris Munro

Sound Mixer

Chris Munro

Sound

Jacques Perrin

Coproducer

Tony Pierce-roberts

Director Of Photography

Jonathon Richardson

Other

Malcom Rogers

Other

Mary Selway

Casting

Philip Sindall

Photography

Tom Sparks

Visual Effects Supervisor

Emily Stillman

Production Coordinator

Chris Stoaling

Assistant Director

Adrian Toynton

Assistant Director

Liz West

Script Supervisor

Val Wolstenholme

Set Decorator

Andrew Woodhead

Assistant Director

Jenny Lee Wright

Foley Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
La Tranchee, Tranchee, La, Trench
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 22, 2000

Released in United States May 1999

Released in United States on Video March 18, 2003

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 12-23, 1999.

Feature directorial debut for novelist and screenwriter William Boyd.

Released in United States on Video March 18, 2003

Released in United States May 1999 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 12-23, 1999.)

Released in United States Fall November 22, 2000