'Beneath Hill 60' relates real events in World War 1 when Australian, German and other nationality miners dug tunnels beneath the Western Front in France and Belgium each side seeking to make knock out blows against the other.
Ironically filmed entirely in Queensland where the motto is 'beautiful one day, perfect the next' the film does a great job of depicting the cold, wet and gloom of life in the trenches as well as the claustrophobic environment in the tunnels. Flashbacks, set in Queensland, provide contrasting relief through expansive, sunny vistas.
Whilst there is a degree of stereotyping in the characters the performances are strong.
We thought this was a pretty good film.