Wounded follows the rehabilitation of two soldiers seriously injured by improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan in July 2008.
Tom Neathway, a Para who has lost two legs and an arm, is determined to be able to walk again in time for his medal parade. He approaches physiotherapy and the mastering of his prosthetic limbs with grim determination and good humour. “Don’t get me wrong,” Neathway says without a hint of self-pity, “I’m a little bit annoyed that I lost these limbs, but never mind – you’ve just got to get on with it now.”
Wounded is brutally honest, and spares the viewer nothing, physically or emotionally. It simply follows two badly hurt boys through the long and painful process of getting used to what remains of their lives. And for that it’s very powerful, and very human.The Guardian
Sleep will not come easily to anyone who watches Wounded. It leaves aftershocks, small ripples of sadness and horror that will disturb even the most untroubled mind. Wounded has a fearsome grip that’s hard to shrug off.Radio Times