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One platoon, one valley, one year
Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for a Documentary, Restrepo chronicles the deployment of a U.S. platoon of courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, considered to be one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military.
¨My personal low point? - Rock Avalanche, I saw a lot of professional tough guys go weak in the knees.¨
Restrepo is one of the five pictures nominated for Best Documentary at the Oscars and it also won the Grand Jury Prize in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. It`s beautifully directed and filmed by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger (writer of The Perfect Storm). The huge success of this film and what separates it from the hundreds of other war pictures is that Junger puts us right in the middle of the action without any political agenda. He simply decides to film these groups of soldiers who have been deployed to one of the most dangerous locations in Afghanistan and…
A personal and tense look at the lives of military men stationed in the Korengal Valley, the most dangerous location in Afghanistan. The common routine of soldiers seemed to primarily be equal parts empty down time and equal parts firefights with hidden, unseen insurgents. One soldier claims to have been in firefights 5-6 times a day. I can't even begin to imagine how unnerving daily life must have been, but the impact that their tour has left on the psyches of the surviving soldiers is incredibly evident in their debriefing interviews.
Structurally as a film, though, this constant shift between quiet downtime and firefight sometimes causes the tone of the film to fluctuate, and I felt my interest sometimes waning…
An unvarnished view of the war in afghanistan. You watch a bunch of well-meaning soldiers serve in an outpost in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. You see them struggle with the local insurgents and accidentally kill local civilians.
It's a pretty unflattering view of the conflict, and should be required viewing before you make up your mind on the merits, or otherwise, of continued presence in Afghanistan.
"I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends."
Restrepo is a decent doc about the men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, and what they went through in one of the deadliest valleys in Afghanistan. When it's all over one can't help but question should they have been there in the first place? In my opinion no!
Restrepo documents the lives of a platoon in one of Afghanistan's deadliest valleys. The documentary includes some frighteningly honest footage of war and how difficult it is to be on the front line. However throughout the film I found myself thinking "Am I supposed to feel sorry for these men that chose to fight for their country?" Until I witness the horror of a "man down" situation. I did however, find the way some of the soldiers acted, as they were reeling off bullets absolutely disgusting. Laughing and joking isn't really the right attitude to have when killing people. I'm in two minds about this subject; Respect for the men and women that serve their countries but absolutely oppose war.
Out of an hour and a half there was only about 20 minutes that were worthwhile. Some moments were touching and heartfelt but not overly exciting or interesting.
A gripping documentary about one of the most dangerous areas in Afaganistan. Showing actual combat is one of the most chilling things you can see as you watch the stress weigh on these people. This documentary is not to be missed.
A fair documentary (though I wouldn't call it authoritarian on the subject of Afghan War)
This by far is the best documentary that portrays the war in Afghanistan. It really shows the true life stories of what goes there everyday and how people in America are really unaware of what we as soldiers really go through. Also it shows how random people from all around the world can come together in a brotherhood and turn into family and fight for one another.
Restrepo provides an intimate look at one of the most dangerous posts in the Afghan war. It is raw and unfiltered documentary. Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington embedded with a unit for the entirety of their deployment, and were alongside the soldiers for everything.
Restrepo helps me understand the total detachment of fighting an insurgency. Throughout the film we never see 'the enemy', though we hear their shots and feel their presence the whole time. In the same way, the soldiers rarely get close enough to see the enemy. For 15 months. This is the stuff of nightmares.
Too little is known about America's longest war. Early in the film a soldier discusses the fact that this is the first…
No dic que no sigui bona però costa diferenciar-la de la resta. Fins passat 20 minuts no sabia si l'havia vista o no.
The documentary Restrepo was a renowned film. It cultivated my attention from the opening scene. It felt as if I was actually alongside these soldiers.
Maybe just kind of ehhhhh as a movie, but it's fascinating to see so much doc footage of actual combat from these recent conflicts.
An honest, unflinching look at what U.S. soldiers go through in Afghanistan. I can only say that I hope when we have the clarity of 20/20 hindsight we'll be able to say that our war in Afghanistan was just. Sadly, while watching this I got the feeling that we're going through Vietnam 2.0 rather than waging a justified war.
Gut wrenching and hard to watch at times as it shows what are soilders have to deal with over seas.
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