- Run Time: 114 min.
- Rating: 14A
- Director: Paul Gross
- Writer(s): Paul Gross
- Star(s): Paul Gross, Caroline Dhavernas, Gil Bellows, Joe Dinicol
Set during the height of the First World War, Passchendaele tells the story of an important event in Canadian history through the eyes of Sergeant Michael Dunne (Gross), a soldier who is wounded in France and returns to Calgary emotionally and physically scarred.
While recovering, Dunne meets Sarah (Dhavernas) and becomes determined to win her heart. When Sarah’s young asthmatic brother David (Dinicol) enlists to f ight in the war, Michael returns to the battlef ield to protect him. The two men are sent to f ight against impossible odds in the battle of Passchendaele.
A f ilm about passion, courage, dedication and love, Passchendaele shows us the enormous price Canadians paid during the Great War.
The f ilm won six Genies, including Best Picture and Best Actor, for Paul Gross.
About the Director
Actor/writer/director Gross is known for his starring roles in the TV series Due South, Slings and Arrows, Eastwick and the recent feature Gunless. After Men with Brooms, his feature film directorial debut, he directed Passchendaele.