'In Our Name' -brilliant new British film about female soldier returning from Iraq

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  1. ‘In Our Name’ an independent British film is out this Friday at Curzon cinemas and is available to download on a new platform called Curzon on demand nationally. It’s a thought-provoking and totally gripping story about a female British soldier returning from Iraq- Joanne Froggatt from Downton Abbey is breath taking and won a BIFA ( Biritsh Independent Film Award) for the role.You can see the trailer here: YouTube - In Our Name: Official Trailer
  2. Can you explain what's so 'breathtaking' and 'totally gripping' about it? Otherwise I don't think I'll bother clicking on the link.
  3. I've not seen this but the write up in Empire says its about a British (that how you spell it) soldier who has trouble adjusting to civilian life after a difficult tour of Iraq.

    They can ram this film up their ******* hoop for me. Why can't a film feature an ex soldier doing well for themselves after a tour?

    Bunch of arrse.
  4. At least you got one thing factually correct.

    Joanne Froggatt is a gopping slag, as are all of the women in the British Army.
  5. My eye kept wandering towards the girls beret, (what numpty technical advisor shapes these for actors?) so I lost the plot a bit on the trailer.
  6. The trailer makes it look as though it might be a really annoying waste of time to watch; it promises a string of clichés and lame stereotypes, and, yes... a beret of a shape seen nowhere since the ******* Malayan campaign.
  7. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    And a General Service Corps capbadge not worn since WW2?
  8. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Only seen the trailer via the Combat Stress website.

    In Our Name: Official Trailer - The Veterans' Mental Health Charity - Combat Stress

    Apart from the usual stuff about not wearing laboriously hand tailored dipped in boiling water and worn for a week airborne approved lids and deliberately using a non current cap badge (so's not to upset anyone in 1 Bn Loamshires) the bit I saw looked heartfelt (and I had the impression it was post Herrick rather than Telic but may be wrong?) Will reserve judgement till I've seen the whole thing.

    Folk at Combat Stress seem impressed - and they tell me that the lead actress spent a long time at Tyrwhitt House talking to their clinical people there to get as much detail as possible.

    As for the pearly Mizz Froggatt - I wouldn't climb over her to get to the notorious O2 thief above - but then I've always had a terrible French Maid fetish:

    watch & shoot

    Lee Shaver
  9. That'll go nicely with your DPM fetish then. You hobbyist Andy Millman wannabee.
  10. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    That you tube trailer sems to do it no favours
    Admin clerk goes mental and fucks off with a kid and a pistol?
    Not for me
  11. That bit is plausible though.
  12. Oh for God's sake will they ever learn..... first trailer shot beret like a landing pad (sigh).

    And why the hell does she live outside a Barracks assuming she's ment to be a regular, living in the barracks means less plastic Jihadis spray painting your house usually.
  13. Perhaps she could hook up with that other "extreme meltdown headcase", that ginger tw@t off Corrie who can't leave the house without having a flashback to "the 'Ghan", despite him only being on tour for 2 episodes.
  14. thanks i might have a chance with her then