Thursday, April 7, 2011

Restrepo (2010)

Superlatives abound. The best documentary I've seen in a long time. The best war film I've ever seen.

Two photojournalists are embedded with a platoon of US soldiers in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan for a year.  The ethics of conflict, the reasoning behind military intervention,  and the futility of protracted guerrilla warfare in the Tribal Belt aren't discussed here.  This is not a film that picks sides - it is a bleak, objective look at a group of dudes going about their chosen profession.

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