“Sand Castle” is a Netflix film that is set in Iraq during the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003.
The film, which is set for release on April 21, 2017, stars actors such as Nicholas Hoult who plays “Beast” in the recent “X-Men” films and Henry Cavill, who plays “Superman” in the more recent “Superman” films.
After returning home from Iraq in 2004, Army veteran Chris Roessner wrote the script based on his experiences as a machine gunner in Iraq’s Sunni Triangle.
The star of the film is Private Matt Ocre (played by Hoult), an inexperienced soldier who wants to be sent home.
“Sand Castle” is set in Baqubah, a village 30 miles northeast of Baghdad. Ocre is amongst a platoon tasked with repairing a broken water system.
For those that fought in the Iraq War, many will be able to relate to some of the things going on.
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