In a war-torn and sniper infested village in Central Asia, four teenage soldiers of the Royal Lancashire Regiment get separated from the rest of their section. They are discovered by Corporal Hooke, a seasoned and cynical renegade whose only worry is his own survival. Hooke smells disaster on the youngsters and abandons them to their fate. One of the lads spots amongst the rubble an unlikely Grail: a bottle of beer. Hooke is drawn against his will into a tragic nightmare, as the martial kind of men go to war.
Devon Dickson is a third-generation filmmaker who studied and worked in Los Angeles. He directed shorts, commercials, theatre and gained a B. A. in Film from the University of California before moving to London. In July 1993 he graduated from the Royal College of Art with an M. A. in Film Direction.
DMZ (16mm, cm, 1990), Spectacles (16mm, cm, 1992), WedIock (16mm, mm, 1993), A Martial Kind of Men (35mm, cm, 1995).
Screenplay: Tim Willocks.
Director of photography: Tom Ingle Jr.
Editor: Victoria Boydel.
Music: Dean Garcia.
Cast and characters: Paul Whitby (Hooke), Richard Standing (Les), Marc Warren (Fitz), Sean McKenzie (Nemo), Graham Root (Liam).
Produzione e vendita all'estero: Tapson SteeI Films, 29 Oaklands Grove, London W12 OJD, UK, tel. +44-181-7433678.