New ‘Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan’ Trailer Shows Off a Gritty Aussie Vietnam War Film



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A big new trailer has been released for upcoming Aussie war film Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan, which follows a group of young Australian and New Zealand soldiers during a real-life battle that took place in South Vietnam on August 18, 1966.

It’s rare to have an Aussie war film hit cinemas, let alone one that looks to be a big, slick production. At least from the previous trailer and the new one below, this could be one worthy of catching on the big screen. The cast includes Travis Fimmel, Luke Bracey, Richard Roxburgh and Daniel Webber, with direction from Red Dog helmer Kriv Stenders.



Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan, which will have two screenings at the Sydney Film Festival on June 15 & 16,  will be getting its Australian theatrical release on August 8.

Official synopsis for Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan:

Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam – for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 battle-hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault, each man begins to search for the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.

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  • the M16 assault rifle was not introduced into the australian military until 1967. according to australian govenment resources. the l1a1 slr was used prior to 1967, just wondering after looking at the pics , their are austalian solders carrying the M16. If the soldiers in the film are using the M 16 ,The credibility drop a little. i have not seen the film or trailer, only the pics that you have shown