They Shall Not Grow Old

Genre:  Documentary, War
Running Time:  132 min.
Release Date:
December 17, 2018 (limited)
December 27, 2018 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 4.82
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Synopsis

On the centenary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson presents an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you have never seen it.

Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime.

Reaching into the mists of time, Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war.

This is a special presentation, showing only on December 17 and 27, 2018 in select theaters.

Director: Peter Jackson
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Peter Jackson, Clare Olssen
Screenplay: Peter Jackson
Official Site: TheyShallNotGrowOld.movie

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  • 5 stars "This film was the best film I have ever seen and I cannot wait to see it again. It was visceral, engaging, and honest."
  • 5 stars "Very impressive film . The colorization process really brings the footage to life in very graphic detail . It's uncomfortable to watch some of the footage but , the veterans of ww1 lived through those terrible times of war .The least we can do is witness it and honor them ."
  • 5 stars "Very graphic. A great compilation. As a boy I know an oldtimer veteran of WWI ..and he told me how very horrible it was. This film used awesome colorising and all narration was of original voices recorded and some actually on the front lines in Flanders fields " where the poppies grow"."