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[on cinematic influences for A War
(2015)] The closest one would be The Deer Hunter
(1978), which describes the lives before, during and after the war. I learned a lot from watching that. How can we identify with these soldiers? How can we humanize them? How can we give them something that's more than just being a soldier? And it's not from the '70s, but The Hurt Locker
(2008) meant a lot to me ...