A timeless classic based on the famous novel by William March.
In a small American town in 1933, troubled WWI veteran Joe Delaney has just finished writing a book about his experience as a U.S. marine. How in the nightmare of war, each man is defined by singular moments in which his true character is revealed. Joe describes the German soldier who haunts his dreams, the camaraderie fused by fighting together and the reality of dying for your country.
Runtime: 102 minutes
Format: 1:85 Flat
Sound: Dolby SR
Genre: Historical Epic WWI
Official Selection — River Run Film Festival
Official Selection — Oxford Film Festival
Based on William March’s memoir of his time in the trenches, Robert Clem turns his camera to a faithful, personal, and introspective look at the war — Clem’s film has surprising production values and is full of period detail: Authentic uniforms and weaponry are used to outfit our heroes — a group of soldiers on the front lines in Europe…the end result is a very watchable and often quite good war flick.
In his book, “Company K”, March provides a no bullshit first-hand account of what war is really like and I think if he were alive today, he would be grateful for the fantastic job Robert Clem did of translating his stories to the screen. I always felt I was where the story was taking me and that’s right down there in the trenches with these confused American soldiers on the European frontlines. I mean, there are tanks and planes and authentic weaponry and uniforms, not to mention battle scenes. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting such incredible production value and matching it is the amazing cast, each member bringing back to life these soldiers that co-existed in March’s living nightmare.
Eric Campos, FilmThreat
A riveting account of his days fighting in the Great War, as well as the after-effects upon returning home, March managed to make the conflict both spellbinding and sorrowful, a story of men as well as a tragic tale of war’s lasting shadow upon the soul. Clem definitely had his work cut out for him and, amazingly, he managed to somehow translate a great deal of March’s feeling and foresight into his independent motion picture. That he also made the kind of movie Hollywood studios would hope to achieve on a tiny fraction of a Tinseltown budget is an amazing accomplishment. That he found fabulous actors, realistic locales, and authentic artifacts from the period (including costumes, artillery and vehicles) is the icing on this epic cake. While it might not be the most memorable or effective film, Company K does the memory of the men it honors very, very proud.
Bill Gibron, Talk.com
The film draws comparisons to Thin Red Line with different characters and what they went through on and off the battlefield (and that was nominated for an Academy Award!). I cannot praise Robert Clem enough for bringing this classic novel to life in a way that touches anyone that has to pleasure of seeing it. I must say I watched this film twice because this is a movie that deserves multiple viewings, fan’s of war film’s as well as anyone that has ever served in our armed services will enjoy this breath-taking tale. A gripping and moving film that is sure to follow in the novel’s footsteps as an American classic.
Patrick Ricketts, Video Views
When we think of movies about World War One we tend to think about big budget Hollywood productions, The Big Parade, What Price Glory, and Sergeant York. So it takes a certain amount of chutzpah to write, produce and direct an independent feature based on Company K, the classic American anti-war novel by William March. Yet, the multi-talented Robert Clem achieves his goal of giving us a very adept adaptation in his production of Company K, newly released on DVD from Indican Pictures.
Andrew Melomet, St. Mihiel Trip Wire