Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Drama, War Films
The Messenger is a war film that's all the more effective for not actually being set in a combat-zone. An emotionally devastating drama with humorous touches, it centres on American soldier Will Montgomery. Back from Iraq after an injury, he is assigned to the Casualty Notification Division, a department charged with informing relatives of the injury or death of their loved ones. In many ways, it's his toughest job yet. He gleans tips from his officer partner - an old hand at the task with a deceptively macho demeanor and a drinking problem. But this doesn't prepare Will for his complex feelings for Olivia, a widowed wife he is drawn to seeing again - even though it's against the rules.
Possibly the greatest war film ever made, this anime is the deeply moving tale of a boy and his sister fighting to survive in World War II Japan.
11+ years 89 mins
Kathryn Bigelow became the first female Best Director Oscar-winner for this tense action film about mentally pressured bomb squad specialists in Iraq.
14–16 years 126 mins
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