Shot over five countries and three years in the making comes aspiring Brighton-born director Elliott Hasler’s epic depiction of his great-grandfather, Charlie Standing’s experiences in WW2.
Charlie was a Private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment, and in 1943 was sent to Tunisia where he was subsequently captured durning the ferocious battle of Sidi Nsir.
He was then sent to various camps in Italy as a POW and after the signing of the Italian Armistice, simply walked out of the camp; alone and in an alien world, miles from home. Over the next 18 months he journeyed south, evading Germans, living with peasants and fighting with the underground resistance.
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