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Restrepo

One Platoon, One Valley, One Year
(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Restrepo


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This documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, Restrepo, named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats.
Title: Restrepo
one platoon, one valley, one year
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] :, Virgil Films & Entertainment,, c2010.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: True/False Film Festival.
Bonus features: deleted scenes; extended interviews; updates on the soldiers from Second Platton, Battle Company; "Sleeping soldiers" photo gallery; public service announcements from IAVA, Operation Homefront and TAPS; coming attractions.
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Summary: This documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, Restrepo, named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats.
Audience: MPAA Rated R for language throughout including some descriptions of violence.
Awards & Distinctions: 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize.
Local Note: 1 2
Additional Contributors: Hetherington, Tim
Junger, Sebastian
Branch Call Number: DVD 958.1047 RES
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Report This Jul 16, 2013
  • Saphira1995 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Amazing documentary... but sad

Report This Mar 26, 2013
  • ComJake rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

For a documentary this movie was good. Quite interesting gives you some insight into the war in Afghanistan.

Report This Feb 16, 2013
  • real_thing rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this is real. watch

Report This Jan 12, 2013
  • Shakeyjake206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As close to the real thing, as you can get. Absolutely the finest movie on Afghanistan available. SSG J.A. US Army Vet 11-B Assassin Company 1/87th Infantry Regiment 10th Mountain Division

Report This Oct 25, 2012
  • robsuka rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I grew up with John Wayne movies, apocalpse now,deer hunter, platoon and the hurt locker. they all seem like artist interpretations now. this is not a political film but as a veteran I feel there must be a better way of using our finest and bravest people.I recommend this film.

Report This Mar 08, 2012
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Intense and moving !..('Kev's PICkS' :..if you want to view more of this 'reality combat' ,..see "Severe Real"', the "story of 1st Lt. Mike Scotti, who filmed with a mini-cam, sharing his thoughts through entries in a battlefield journal." ; And also..."Armadillo",..which "follows a platoon of Danish soldiers on a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2009."

Report This Oct 12, 2011
  • jlazcan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It is basically a bunch of soldiers in the Korengal Valley fighting for their lives, friends and country. Sebastian Junger also wrote a book called "War" that covers his time with this platoon and making this film.

Report This Sep 12, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A++ for the Platoon and the DVD!!!!!

Report This Jul 02, 2011
  • jorgetapia1954 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Nobody should forget the consequences of war but due to our human nature it will be forever unavoidable unless we all become one world and one human race.

Report This Jun 22, 2011
  • JDK5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a raw, unfiltered, soldier's eye view of the many challenges (emotional, mental, physical and spiritual) inherent in enduring deployment to Afghanistan. The constant fear and stress of never knowing when, where and how the enemy will attack is palpable . FYI: The director of this film, Tim Hetherington, was tragically killed on 20th April 2011 while covering the conflict in Libya.

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This award-winning documentary, nominated for an Academy Award, follows one 15-man platoon stationed in the most dangerous area of Afghanistan.

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