August 18, 1966. Late Afternoon. 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 (Travis Fimmel) and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives. They’re holding off an overwhelming force of 2,000 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. 18 Australians and at least 250 enemy were killed, with some estimations being over 500.
The Battle of Long Tan is one of the most savage and decisive engagements in Australian military history, earning both the United States and South Vietnamese Presidential Unit Citations for gallantry along with many individual awards.
Directed by Kriv Stenders and also starring an A-list Australian cast (Luke Bracey, Daniel Webber, Anthony Hayes and Richard Roxburgh), Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan is a nail biting and dramatic exploration of war illustrating heroism, tragedy and the sacrifice of battle. CTC in cinemas August 8
Sydney Film Festival 2019
New Zealand International Film Festival 2019
“Extensive and detailed. The film goes beyond just being just another historical action film – it’s a dedication to the men who fought.” – Switch
“An overdue drama that shows the terrifying intensity of a largely forgotten battle in the Vietnam War” – The Sydney Morning Herald
“An iconic Aussie battle enacted by an iconic Aussie cast” – GQ
Thanks to Transmission Films we have 5 double in-season passes to give away. For a chance to win all you have to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Danger Close in the subject line, telling us the name of one other movie about the Vietnam War you’ve seen (Pretty easy – there’s not too many of them). Make sure you include your name and address so we can mail the tickets. Entries close midday Monday August 5.
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