Restrepo 2009 R

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(303) IMDb 7.6/10
Available in HD

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
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1 hour 34 minutes

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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)
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

You get to know these guys so well.
Doey
This is a documentary that follows the life of a group of soldiers in Afghanistan.
Precipice
I've read his novel "War" and met him at a book signing.
Nick

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177 of 190 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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120 of 138 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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34 of 37 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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93 of 109 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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18 of 20 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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41 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Robert David STEELE Vivas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on September 27, 2010
Format: DVD
General (and PhD) Robert Scales strongly recommended this movie to an audience at the Brookings Institute today. He used it as a backdrop to his informal remarks on how 4% of the total force (the engaged infantry) suffers 80% of the total casualties, but less than 1% of the total Pentagon budget is spent on training and equipping them.

My trip report on his remarks is awaiting approval and will then be posted at Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog. Above is in my view the single most pointed useful "fact" of defense that I have heard in 30 years. One sentence cuts to the nub of the matter.

General Scales is the author of three books, one of which I have reviewed that remains a classic, on the disconnect between the needs of the infantry and the pie in the sky $75 billion US national intelligence community that prefers to build expensive satellites that do not work and whose collection cannot be processed.

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