#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – WWII, in a British disciplinary camp located in the Libyan desert. Prisoners are persecuted by Staff Sergeant Williams, who made them climb again and again, under the heavy sun, an artificial hill built right in the middle of the camp. Harris is a more human and compassionate guard, but the chief, S.M. Wilson, refuses to disown his subordinate Williams. One day, five new prisoners arrive. Each of them will deal in a different way with the authority and Williams’ ferocity.
Plot: 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.
Smart Tags: #punishment #british_military #military_prison #heat #humiliation #racism #sadism #brutality #pressure #world_war_two_in_africa #sergeant_major #shorts #sweaty_cloth #bullying #sweat_stain #harrassment #no_female_character #sergeant #hill #military #north_africa
|7.9/10 Votes: 12,888|
|7.5 Votes: 117 Popularity: 11.036|
“I am going to report this entire incident!”
It isn’t often Sean Connery makes a film which becomes more memorable than his efforts to make it. Such is the way with a few he decided not mention in his filmography, such as “Safu.” You must see it to realize that despite Connery, the film must have a true message. Such is the case with “The Hill.” This film does have a message and it is harsh, brutal and to the point. The setting is a British military prison located in the desert and stocked with ex-soldiers who’ve been court martialed and now must be repatriated by backbreaking discipline, and grim punishment. With inmates coming and going at the prison, it is not too difficult to imagine a new lot which includes Joe Roberts (Sean Connery) a broken Sgt. Major. Pvt. Jacko King (Ossie Davis, who is superb in this role) Pvt. Alfred Lynch, (George Stevens) Pvt. Monty Bartlett (Roy Kinnear) and Pvt. Jock McGrath (Jack Watson). These men and others are new inmates and are pitted against the ruling officers who, will receive as much as they give. This includes the governing Non-commission staff like, Royal Sgt. Major Bert Wilson (Harry Andrews, superb acting) and Sgt. Harris (Ian Bannen) who despite their station are set to collide with each other as well as with the prisoners. Upon entering the prison, the audience is allowed to see how the men will be affected as they are introduced to the punishing ordeal of . . . The Hill. ****
Head for ‘The Hill’!
Sidney Lumet’s The Hill is a stark, uncompromising look at the inside of a British military prison in North Africa during WW II. The all-male film, based on Ray Rigby’s autobiographical play, is about the brutal mistreatment of prisoners by the screws at a stockade for court-martialed British soldiers.
The titular ‘hill’ is a monstrous man-made pile of sand seared by the blazing sun, to be used as a means of punishment in the blistering heat. A sadistic martinet Major Bert Wilson (Harry Andrews) runs the show here with an aim to break the soldier-prisoners down and then build them up to return as soldiers. His fascist method of discipline is to have the inmates clambering with full kit in the heat up and down the dreaded hill even if they are exhausted, as part of a punishment designed more to break a man’s spirit rather than provide corrective treatment. The screenplay puts the spotlight on a new bunch of five new prisoners, one of whom is the hard-mouthed tank-man Roberts (Sean Connery). Together, they form an eclectic mix but all have one thing in common: they are terrorized by Sergeant Williams (Ian Hendry), a particularly sadistic new guard chosen by Major Wilson, who relishes the task of marching the men up and down the hill and watching them suffer. When Williams goes too far and causes the death of on the five men due to heat stroke, it sparks off a mutiny and Roberts decides to lodge a charge of murder against Williams. The stage is thus set for a dramatic and riveting confrontation, thrusting the drama to its bruising, ironic end.
In this long and unrelenting documentation of life in a military stockade, Sidney Lumet comes up with the sobering revelation that inhumanity is not unique with the enemy, in his own inimitable style. The cinematography is superlative as Oswald Morris shoots the film in monochromatic hues, making you feel parched from minute one. The acting is also top-notch. Harry Andrews is devastating as the sergeant major that runs the camp – a taut, controlled administrator who is a professional military man and Ian Hendry is brilliantly sinister as the evil sergeant who precipitates the crisis. Connery tears up the screen as the rebellious inmate, giving an intelligently restrained performance, carefully avoiding forced histrionics. Ossie Davis gets some of the best scenes and plays them superbly.
‘The Hill’ is a harsh, sadistic and brutal entertainment, made without any concessions to officialdom – among the best of the sub-genre has to offer.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min)
Genre Drama, War
Director Sidney Lumet
Writer Ray Rigby (screenplay), Ray Rigby (play), R.S. Allen (play)
Actors Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch
Awards Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm