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UK: Tartan Films
Cast: Jason Biggs, Natascha McElhone, Michael Ironside, Sean Tucker, Benz Antoine, Buck Deachman, Rob deLeeuw, Donny Falsetti, Hilmir Snaer Guonason, Mariah Inger, Jeremy Northam, Harry Standjofski
Director: Saul Metzstein
Countries: Canada / Iceland / UK / Germany
UK: 101 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
UK Release Date: 14 October 2005
1979: Qangattarsa, Greenland - US Military Base
Rudy Spruance (Jason Biggs) is lost. He has been left in the middle of nowhere in the frozen wastes of the arctic. No one comes except a huge swarm of mosquitoes. As he awakens later in an Army hospital that doesn't officially exist, Rudy understands what it is to be on the sharp end of a 'small clerical error'. "You'll want to scratch," a nurse tells him helpfully when he comes round.
"Don't." advises the orderly.
Rudy enlisted in order to escape a little prison time for burglary. His fellow soldiers are a rag-tag bunch of misfits. There's Lavone (Sean Tucker), a wannabe beat-poet, the sadistic Sergeant Genteen (Donny Falseti), and Petri (Hilmir Snaer Guonason), the base dealer who thinks sci-fi movies are the pinnacle of art. And there's the base's commanding officer, Colonel Lane Woolwrap (Jeremy Northam), who sees in Rudy a younger version of himself. Only problem is, Rudy isn't too comfortable under his, or anyone's, tutelage. But then Rudy meets Sergeant Irene Teale (Natascha McElhone) - beautiful, intelligent and most importantly, sane.
Unfortunately, she's the Colonel's girlfriend.
As Rudy pursues Irene, he uncovers the secret of The Wing: a hospice for American casualties from a reckless mission in the Vietnam war. Woolwrap has been sitting in Qangattarssa waiting for the last of the men to pass away. Meanwhile, the 'patients' remain unconscious, vegetative, erased as the men they once were.
Except for Guy X (Michael Ironside).