Restrepo 2010 R CC

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(339) IMDb 7.6/10
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RESTREPO is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.

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Artist not provided
Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes

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Restrepo

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Genres Military & War, Documentary
Director Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Starring Artist not provided
Supporting actors Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell, Aron Hijar, Misha Pemble-Belkin, Miguel Cortez, Sterling Jones, Brendan O'Byrne, Joshua McDonough, Kyle Steiner, Angel Toves, Mark Patterson, Stephen Gillespie, Marc Solowski, Kevin Rice, Tanner Sichter, William Ostlund
Studio Virgil Films & Entertainment
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

If you want to know what is was like over there, watch this film.
D. D. ARNOLD
This is a documentary that follows the life of a group of soldiers in Afghanistan.
Precipice
This is probably one of the best documentary movies I have ever seen.
Peter E. Clute

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187 of 198 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Duvernois TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 28, 2010
Format: DVD
Ninety minutes of the Afghan Korengal Valley, with no talking heads, no interviews, just the soldiers there in the valley. Named after an output named after a medic killed in the line of duty. This ties in rather strongly with WAR (Junger's War) which is also coverage of the same area of Afghanistan. It's an emotional film that tells the story of the soldiers posted there but leaves any and all interpretations to the viewer. It's one small, but very dangerous, piece of the war and needs no additional plot, or subplots, other than the daily life in the field.

I left the movie saying, "oh my, fifteen months." It's nearly inconceivable to me, fifteen months in such a place. A place few Americans could find on a map, and far fewer could explain the importance of. It's a must-see movie regardless of your politics.
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124 of 141 people found the following review helpful By Novanglus on October 20, 2010
Format: DVD
I saw this documentary in theater in New York, and was impressed with it. It's raw, and real. You see these brave men in uniforms, tough and heroic. Then in the next scene they have their armor off and you realize how young the men are that battle for freedom on a daily basis.

You also get a strong understanding of brotherhood...the level of dedication that these men show to each other to kill the enemy, regardless of political influences, as it's just them, the bad guys, and the valley.

There's no plot, no storyline, no climax. Just an experience of what still exists right now on the other side of the world as you read this.

A must watch. You owe to yourself and to them to see and know what goes on.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Clément on February 13, 2011
Format: DVD
I finally managed to receive my restrepo copy in France because by the way, it was not in theater in France.
First, I was very surprised by the length of the deployment. 18 months ! It's eternity. French soldiers deployments length is between 4 or 6 moths. Such a long time in a country at war, constantly under enemy fire is probably very hard for the mind.
The documentary is really interesting and shows everything about thoses soldiers life, missions and mind. You can share their pain when they lost one of them, you can also share their "happiness" sometimes.
In France, we have no such documentaries about our soldiers in Afghanistan, because most of them are from the foreign legion or from some elite troops so they don't like to be filmed and because of this lack of images, french people can't really understand why our troops are dying in Afghanistan. In the meantime, when american people see Restrepo, they feel admiration for their troops and they support them more. In France, it would be the opposite, french people would be shocked to see french soldiers dying in front of the camera or constantly under fire, and they would immediatly ask to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan.

What I regret about this documentary is that : we don't see the return to their families, we don't see what their families feel while their sons are in Afghanistan and also we don't know what these soldiers did after the deployment. Did they come back in Afghanistan, did they leave the army ?

But anyway, this documentary was very interesting and to some extent, it's like the danish documentary "armadillo" with danish troops inf Afghanistan.

P.S : Apologies for the grammary if I did any mistake.
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95 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Shelly on October 3, 2010
Format: DVD
Amazing soldier's eye view of the 173d Airborne in Kunar province Afghanistan. Every American should see this film and experience what it is we ask of our Heroes. So proud of them!
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Scion of Bellerphon on November 21, 2010
Format: DVD
If you want to see a non-partisan film about the OEF experience. This is it.... there isn't a script. What you are seeing is real. The conclusion the viewer forms is his own based on the raw footage and his/her value system. I lived it and it helps explain my experience to my wife and family.

Sky Soldiers

Sgt. "Doc" Wilson
Veteran of OEF and the 173rd Airborne Brigade & 82 Airborne Division.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By ROYMAC on October 25, 2010
Format: DVD
i am ordering the movie pre-release because I am confident that it will be every bit as good as the book by Sebastian Junger. Both book (War) and movie were done simultaneously while Junger was embedded with the military at a small mountain outpost in Afghanistan. I read the book a few months ago and have been eagerly awaiting the release of the movie which is mentioned in the book. The book is a magnificent tribute to our military at war...not to the generals and Pentagon gurus who supposedly mastermind the conflict but to the grunts who are the actual "boots on the ground" slugging it out every day with an enemy that is as elusive as they are fanatical.
If you haven't read Junger's book "War" read it first...... then get the movie and see it unfold before your own eyes.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By JTCole on November 7, 2010
Format: DVD
I was fortunate to be able to see this film at this year's Sundance Film Festival. I didn't really know what to expect, for the title doesn't really tell you much. It is difficult to put into words the impact that this film had upon me. It is too sparse to say that Restrepo is powerful for you will be thinking about this film long after the closing credits roll by.

This film is unscripted and raw in its approach to taking you to what these soldiers experienced in the 15 months that they were deployed in the most dangerous part of Afghanistan. The film moves back and forth between footage that was captured as events unfolded and the soldiers telling their stories after their deployment was complete. You see through their eyes, up close and personal, how living through this deeply affected these men.

It is no suprise to me that this film won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Everyone that I spoke with at the festival had a similar experience as mine. The film was moving, powerful, uplifting, and sobering. This is truly a must see.

I'm thrilled to see that the film will be released on DVD and it will definitely have a place in my library.
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