The Mark Of Cain details
|Starring:||Matthew McNulty, Gerard Kearns, Leo Gregory, Shaun Dooley|
|Directors:||Marc Munden, Marc Munden|
The Mark Of Cain
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 Apr 2007|
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So Gritty I thought I had it in my eyeBy a customer from London, England , 17 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]I caught this feature film when it was aired on TV and found many of the flashback scenes shocking and hard to watch . Although based on real events, It was also hard to believe that the events depicted DO NOT take place within similar conflict situations - who am I to speculate though?
The quality of the acting was excellent - in that, I certainly felt they portrayed people we meet everyday very realistically. I was perhaps a little disappointed that Gerard Kearn's character seemed to be none other then 'Ian from Shameless' - I would like to see him playing a very different sort of character - I have no doubt the matter of the film was challenging - however the characterisation seemed no different - that said, I certainly felt sympathy for this character.
Fundamentally though, the film looks at the way humans behave (savagely) when seemingly normal people are put into highly abmormal situations and the lengths to which we will go to fit in.
If you have a strong stomach for the most demeaning kind of violence portrayed on film - this really is an excellent film, moving and thought provoking.
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Surprisingly goodBy Nicknamesalltaken (42 reviews) from Worcestershire , 13 Feb 2011This is surprisingly good, much better than I expected, could have done with more action, but still it's better than the Hurt Locker!
The Mark of CainBy Psychobunnie (7 reviews) from Dundee, Scotland , 24 Oct 2010It's an amazing film. Loved it from start to finish. Was a little difficult to watch at times but the acting was brilliant, especially Gerard Kearns.
The Mark of CainBy Treva (15 reviews) from Havant , 07 Oct 2009Very good movie, well acted and directed. I thought this might be based on actual events as I recall some news regarding British Troops. The poor sqwaddies who have to endure tours have my total respect.
ShockingBy Neffney (1 review) from Macclesfield , 28 Sep 2008Yes this film I found was very hard to watch, I am not a fan of violence but this film really hit home, I thought the acting in this film was tremendous, very challenging roles yet played so brilliantly. I really felt for the young characters in this film and how life in the army must affect young boys and girls.
Amazing film, I have watched it over and over... and it hasnt got old.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008The story is great and could quite easily be mistaken as being based on truth clearly illustrating how a group mentality under extremely unusual circumstances can bring out the basest of responses from supposedly civilised people. Lord of the Flies this is not but as an almost mockumentary take on the current conflict in the Middle East and a kind of tale of two 'brothers' it was good to see, especially in the DVD format without the constant interruptions for Gillette, car and beer adverts. The guy out of Shameless is great and the small amount of battle action is done well enough to look authentic. Some of the camera work is a bit TV-like but don't let it put you off watching.
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