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Release Date:
18 February 2011 (Poland) See more »
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One platoon, one valley, one year
Plot:
A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 11 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Shooting Hell See more (65 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team ... Themselves
Juan 'Doc Restrepo ... Himself
Dan Kearney ... Himself
LaMonta Caldwell ... Himself
Aron Hijar ... Himself
Misha Pemble-Belkin ... Himself
Miguel Cortez ... Himself
Sterling Jones ... Himself
Brendan O'Byrne ... Himself
Joshua McDonough ... Himself
Kyle Steiner ... Himself
Angel Toves ... Himself
Mark Patterson ... Himself
Stephen Gillespie ... Himself
Marc Solowski ... Himself
Kevin Rice ... Himself
Tanner Sichter ... Himself
William Ostlund ... Himself

Directed by
Tim Hetherington 
Sebastian Junger 
 
Produced by
John Battsek .... executive producer
Tim Hetherington .... producer
Sebastian Junger .... producer
Nick Quested .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Tim Hetherington 
Sebastian Junger 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Levine 
 
Production Management
Mike Harrop .... post-production supervisor
Gretchen McGowan .... head of production: Goldcrest Production Services
 
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Coll Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Stephen Barden .... dialogue editor
Grahame Davies .... sound mixer: additional
Paul Miller .... sound assistant: weapons specialist (as OFC Paul Miller)
Matt Snedecor .... sound effects editor
Michael Suarez .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jake Clennell .... director of photography: Itaky
Brendan O'Byrne .... additional camera operator
Misha Pemble-Belkin .... additional camera operator
Rudy Varner .... additional camera operator
Teun Voeten .... additional camera operator
Derek Wiesehahn .... camera operator: Italy
 
Editorial Department
Alex Albers .... post-production intern
Timothy Baker .... post-production intern
Meghna Damani .... post-production intern
Anja Dornieden .... post-production intern
John Dowdell .... colorist
Kathryn Drury .... post-production intern
Alex Godin .... post-production intern
Peter Heady .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Jeremy Kaplan .... post-production intern
Jean Lane .... digital intermediate producer
Christy MacKarrell .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Corinne Manabat .... post-production intern
William Michals .... post-production intern
Maya Mumma .... associate editor
Meredith Patten .... post-production intern
Adele Pham .... post-production intern
Trina Rodriguez .... post-production intern
Jeanne Sison .... digital intermediate producer
Jeff Smithwick .... color timer
Tim Spitzer .... digital intermediate supervisor
Elizabeth Walter .... post-production intern
Chloe Walters-Wallace .... post-production intern
Carl Ayala .... assistant on-line editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ruy García .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Victor Barroso .... titles and credits: Worlds Away Productions
Marc Chamin .... legal service: Outpost Films, Loeb & Loeb
Sinead Duell .... business manager: Outpost Films
Richard Koenigsberg .... accountant: Outpost Films
Ben Lay .... head technician
Márcia Nunes .... production coordinator: Goldcrest Production Services
Karen Shatzkin .... additional legal services: Outpost Filmms
 
Thanks
Brian Beckno .... special thanks (as Major Brian Beckno)
Graydon Carter .... special thanks
Tony Gerber .... thanks
Donna Gutkin .... thanks
Miles Levine .... thanks
Simon Levine .... thanks
Andrew Mumma .... thanks
Karen Schmeer .... thanks
Jonathan Stack .... thanks
Nicole Stott .... thanks
Doug Stumpf .... thanks
Jamie Wellford .... thanks
 

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Rated R for language throughout including some descriptions of violence
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93 min
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Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Singapore:M18 (cut) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46090)
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Trivia:
The movie's title comes from Private First Class Juan "Doc" Restrepo, whose memory is also honored in the company's isolated base camp, OP Restrepo.See more »
Soundtrack:
Izlel E Delyu HaidutinSee more »

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28 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Shooting Hell, 19 March 2011
Author: proterozoic

How does a soft, liberal-arts civilian like me even approach a document like "Restrepo"? I don't give myself to blind, reflexive worship of the military; before, I have reviewed "Taxi to the Dark Side," an investigation into some chilling crimes committed by individuals in the armed forces, almost surely with the knowledge and approval of their superiors. This, however, is a film, shot by two insane journalists who spent a year with American Army troops in Afghanistan's Korangal valley, and it portrays men who are different from the rest of us in that they have faced and survived the impossible.

Outpost Restrepo was named after a beloved comrade killed in action, and it was dug and fortified under constant enemy gunfire. The Taliban just hated giving up the position, and the men describe how they would dig for several minutes, then be forced to pick up their weapons and return fire, and after the gunfight died down, go right back to digging. The outpost is only several hundred meters from a larger base, but in case of an attack, support might as well be stationed in Germany.

The all-seeing documentarians capture the men's brutal physical labor under a constant state of siege and barely-adequate resupply, until violence and discomfort become life's permanent background. The soldiers are forced to go on regular patrols through the countryside, tracking the progress of development projects and trying to build trust among the locals, whose allegiances are never clear. If they are only listening with one ear, if they're only out to hedge their bets between the fighting sides, who can blame them?

The film culminates in an account of a firefight during an offensive called "Rock Avalanche" – words that the testifying soldiers cannot say without a shudder. The mission consists of the men being loudly airdropped on a hilltop and moving around valleys and mountains until attacked by the Taliban. They push onwards, trying not to think which step will finally trigger the inevitable ambush. The ambush occurs; the live footage cuts out, and for several minutes, we follow the brutal firefight only through the soldiers' testimony. It is gut-wrenching. The pain and terror of the men who return fire without knowing which of their fellows are still alive and if they themselves will live for another minute are suffocating. Then, the footage is back, and we see a private wailing like a child over the dead body of the unit's favorite commander. If this can happen to the best among us, he says, what chance do the rest of us have?

It is an astonishing thing to contemplate, but even at the end of so much hostile fire, the Americans have the better deal. The young men who passed through the trials are scarred and damaged by their experience, but they knew the date when it would end, and the bird was there to take the survivors back to a better life. The local Afghans' pain has no end. Frightened, grimy faces peer out of gashes in dirt walls. Children hide their eyes, dressed in scraps of their grandparents' clothes. The doorways of their mud shacks open into black pits – even in midday, the sun is unable to dispel the darkness. The village elders are a sight from another millennium – gnarly, weather-beaten, half-decayed faces that seem to have been chopped out of rotting tree trunks. You could easily give every one of them a couple of centuries, but who knows? They may still be in their thirties. I've had some rough years as a child of the third world, but I can't imagine even a tenth of what these people go through in their lives.

So many excellent films have come out of our latest painful conflicts – "Restrepo," "Generation Kill," "Taxi to the Dark Side," "Gunner Palace"… Almost all of them have been financial failures. Who wants to spend ten dollars to get depressed and emotionally drained? What exactly are we supposed to feel at the end of "Restrepo"? Not hope. Maybe futility, weariness and an incredible desire to think about something else.

I wondered if the place I saw in "Restrepo" really exists on the same planet as the Metropolitan Opera. Will its misery ever end?

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