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I Want to Be a Soldier


Technical details

  • Year: 2009

  • Type: Fiction - Feature Film

  • Genre: Drama

  • Audience: +13

  • Runtime: 88.00 '

  • Original version: English

  • Subtitled versions: Spanish

  • Format: Colour, 35mm, Dolby Digital,

  • Status: Released

  • Web:

cast and crew

With the support of

  • ICAA (Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales)


Is the story of Alex, an average 8-year child who develops a morbid fascination for images portraying violence. He starts to have communication problems with his parents and children at school and becomes withdrawn, inventing two imaginary friends, Astronaut Captain Harry and his alter ego, Sergeant John Cluster. When his mother gives birth to twins, Alex begins to feel lonely now that his parents lavish all their attention on the babies. Hurt and betrayed, he uses emotional blackmail to persuade his father to grant him a TV set for his bedroom. Through Television, Alex will discover an exciting new world. Developing a growing obsession for images of war and destruction.


International Rome Film Fest 2010

Italy - Roma

28/10/2010 - 05/11/2010