Netflix is adding another original movie to its streaming service on April 21st. This time it’s a war-drama based in the Second Gulf War where a troop of soldiers are tasked with repairing a water main damaged by American bombs. We’ll have a review soon, but here’s a little more about the film, including some images and a clip featuring Henry Cavill.
Set in Iraq in 2003, Sand Castle follows a group of American soldiers in the early days of the second Gulf War. Bearing witness to the heat and the horror is the inexperienced Private Matt Ocre (Nicholas Hoult), who together with several fellow soldiers is ordered to the outskirts of Baqubah to repair a water pumping station damaged by U.S. bombs. But as Ocre discovers, in an atmosphere where resentment and anger fester, trying to win the hearts and minds of the locals is a task fraught with danger. It’s here, in the streets, squares and schools that he discovers the true cost of war. Netflix
Cavill and Hoult are joined by Logan Marshall-Green, Neil Brown Jr., Beau Knapp and Glen Powell. Sand Castle is the second feature film from acclaimed Brazilian director Fernando Coimbra (A Wolf at the Door), who also directed episodes from Season One of the Netflix global-hit series Narcos.