Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Documentary, War
Running Time:  94 min.
Release Date: July 16, 2010 (limited)
DVD: December 7, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 4.63
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Cast: The Men of Battle Company, 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team


RESTREPO is a feature-length documentary that 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. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 94-minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.

Director: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Studio: Maple Pictures
Producer(s): Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
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  • 5 stars "Awesome documentary. A real eye opener."
  • 4 stars "A very powerful insightful view of life for some soldiers on the front line in Afghanistan. Every American especially should watch."
  • 4 stars "A great documentary."