Tunnelrat

  • Year : 2008

Ypres salient, 1917. World War 1 is in a deadlock. Allied and German tunnelers are digging tunnels to blow up enemy’s trenches. Simultaneously both sides specialize in tracing and destroying these enemy tunnels.

John Atkins, an allied tunneler, is digging a tunnel underneath no-man’s land when the roof collapses and a German listener falls through. They’re locked up, sharing the same fate, confronted with their common enemy: war itself.

Short film written and directed by Raf Reyntjens (20 min)