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North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. And the troops' tormentors are not the enemy, but their own comrades-at-arms.

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Directed by

Sidney Lumet

Written by

Ray Rigby (Screenplay)
R.S. Allen (Theatre Play)

Runtime

123 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

They went up like men! They came down like animals!

Cast

Keywords

world war ii military british army prison heat desert torture soldier cult film sadism africa libya cruelty insubordination 1940s sahara punishment hill military prison libyan desert

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