Restrepo

Restrepo

You can debate whether a war documentary can be non-political, but you can't debate the greatness of Restrepo ($15). Named for Pfc. Juan S. Restrepo, the first of the company to die, and the outpost in Afganistan's Korengal Valley, described on CNN as "the most dangerous place in the world," that bears his name, this fascinating film was shot over a 15 month period with the group of soldiers whose job it was to defend the position — a job that included daily firefights in desolate land — without narration or the usual heavy-handed political overtones. Instead, what you get is war, at its most pure and terrifying, and a newfound respect for the soldiers who wage it.

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