The Somnambulists, the latest film from Scottish filmmaker Richard Jobson, surrounds 15 testimonies from British servicemen and women who were involved in the Iraq conflict in Basra. The film uses a cast of relatively unknown actors and is an imagined response to real-life eye-witness accounts from commanding officers, bomb disposal experts and medics. We get insights into their camaraderie as well as their fears, their sense of loss and vulnerability. They create a ghostly presence as they talk about these experiences in a near documentary style and after each testimony the camera glides into the lives that might have been and the people they left behind.
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