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Drama, War Films
Billy Lynn is a 19 year-old American soldier returning from a tour of duty in Iraq. Along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, Lynn has become a national hero following a particularly gruelling battle, and is now being taken on a victory tour designed to spur up patriotic pride in a weary nation. Culminating in a spectacular halftime display at a Thanksgiving football game, the film gradually reveals what really took place, contrasting with the vision fed to the American public by media and politicians. Directed by one of the most acclaimed and eclectic film directors of our time, and based on a popular novel, this is a technically audacious project, but one that promises to focus on revealing powerful human and emotional truths.
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
Examination of how the famed World War Two photo of US troops raising their nation's flag on the Pacific Island of Iwo Jima became a propaganda tool.
14+ years 126 mins
A war film with barely any fighting, following a soldier's experience in training during the Gulf War in the early 1990s.
14+ years 118 mins
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