49- Restrepo [7.5]
A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.
Restrepo is an incredibly intimate portrayal of the Afghan war that, regardless of your thoughts on the subject, will likely move you in some fashion. Going into the film, I had no idea what I was in for. How all of this footage was shot is beyond me. In one scene, a soldier speaks of the psychological damage he and the members of his platoons have suffered, and how there aren’t sufficient studies done yet to help them. The looks on their faces are enough to fill you with dread.