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Badland (2007)

 -  Drama  -  8 May 2008 (Germany)
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An American soldier is unable to cope with the realities of daily life after he returns from his tour of duty in Iraq.

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An American soldier is unable to cope with the realities of daily life after he returns from his tour of duty in Iraq.

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war wounds | murder | See All (2) »

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When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross. Sinclair Lewis

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Rated R for some strong disturbing violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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During the filming of church exterior in Fort MacLeod three tornadoes formed in the sky above the steeple. They did not touch the ground. See more »

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TIME TICKING AWAY
Performed by Trial 'N' Error
Vocals by JOey DiTata
Written by Wayne Boote & Rod McWilliam (ASCAP)
Used with permission by Wayne Boote & Rod McWilliam
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A powerful movie
5 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie that will not let you off the hook easily. It requires time and thought to process it all. It leaves you angry, sad, shaken. It above all things leaves you asking "Why?". And you will not feel satisfied.

Some reviews exactly portray this reaction, in all possible facets, from bad to good.

This movie feels so scarily real. It shows the human ability of phasing out reality, even the worst kind. It shows love that feels so honest as if you were part of this movie.

I really like that this movie had a European feeling to it:

No fast cuts, no fast paced story telling.

This movie gives you time to watch the unbelievable story unwrap, to the bitter end. It makes you think a lot, without feeling kitschy. This is no light popcorn movie. There are not many dialogs, as the eyes and the faces of the main actors can convey more than words could ever do.

I recommend this movie to all people with an open mind.

I do not recommend it for people that are overly patriotic, or in some way are too close to this topic. You will be angry, and by all means will not like this movie.


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