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Restrepo : one platoon, one valley, one year

Author: Sebastian JungerTim HetheringtonJohn BattsekNick QuestedVirgil Films,All authors
Publisher: New York : Virgil Films & Entertainment, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, starting in 2007. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
War films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Nonfiction films
Experimental films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Junger; Tim Hetherington; John Battsek; Nick Quested; Virgil Films,; National Geographic Entertainment (Firm),; Outpost Films,; National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.),
OCLC Number: 663646424
Language Note: English dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Subtitle from menu screen and container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010.
Special features: Deleted scenes -- Extended interviews -- "Sleeping soldiers" photo gallery -- "Updates on the soldiers" biographical updates on the soldiers from Second Platoon, Battle Company -- Public service announcements from IAVA, Operation Homefront and TAPS -- Trailers.
Credits: Cinematography, Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington ; editor, Michael Levine ; director of photography (Italy interviews), Jake Clennell.
Performer(s): The men of Battle Company, 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.
Awards: Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, Documentary, 2010
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for language throughout including some descriptions of violence.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo.
Contents: One week before deployment --
Commentary by the men deployed to Korengal Valley --
Korengal Outpost "The Kop" --
Doc Restrepo killed --
Weekly Shura with the village elders --
Problem of killed cow : locals wanted money, not rice, beans, sugar as repayment --
Operation Rock Avalanche --
Night operations --
Day 1: Aerial and land operations --
Civilians hurt, but no Taliban --
Day 2: Enemy weapons found --
Day 3: Ambushed by Taliban. Wounded and casualties --
Mountain village surrounded by snow-covered mountains --
Life in camp --
News about the Chosen Company losses --
Back to patrolling and fighting --
News of their upcoming deployment --
Commentary by men who had been deployed to Korengal Valley. In April 2010, The United States withdrew from the Korengal Valley. Nearly 50 American soldiers died fighting there.
Responsibility: Virgil Films ; National Geographic Entertainment presents an Outpost Films production in association with National Geographic Channel ; a film by Sebastian Junger & Tim Hetherington ; directed and produced by Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger ; executive producers, John Battsek, Nick Quested.

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This documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, starting in 2007. 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.

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