We haven’t seen a movie which is set during the Vietnam war, but we’ve got one coming called Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan and it tells an insane story.
The movie tells the disturbing true story of 108 young and amateur Australian and New Zealand soldiers who are bound to fight to endure against 2,500 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers who are charging against them.
This is the kind of extreme survival war story that I want to watch about and it looks like it going to be an awesome movie. The movie may not have any great name actors in it, but it looks brilliant and a movie to watch.
Here’s the synopsis:
Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam – for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 battle-hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault, each man begins to search for the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage
The movie comes from director Kriv Stenders (Blacktown, Dark Frontier, Red Dog, Kill Me Three Times) and it stars Travis Fimmel, Luke Bracey, Richard Roxburgh, Daniel Webber, Alexander England, Aaron Glenane, Nicholas Hamilton, Myles Pollard, Matt Doran, Stephen Peacocke, Aaron L. McGrath, Mojean Aria, Emmy Dougall, and Uli Latukefu.
There’s no US release date yet, watch the trailer below.