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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 & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Objectivity 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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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 »
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32 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Objectivity, 19 August 2010
Author: John DeSando (jdesando@columbus.rr.com) from Columbus, Ohio

"The horror! The horror! " Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

CNN describes Afghanistan's Korangal Valley as "the most dangerous place in the world." After seeing the powerful documentary Restrepo, I can understand the description, and I can admire an almost new dimension to that type of film: objectivity.

An American company of soldiers spent 15 months in that valley with filmmakers Tom Hetherington and Sebastian Junger recording the soldiers' combat and more importantly their personal reactions. For indeed Restrepo is about soldiers fighting an enemy they can't see, a boredom they can't leave behind, and friendships they will keep forever, depending on how long forever can be in such a hostile environment.

The singular feature of this Oscar-winning film is its attempt to make no judgment about the appropriateness of the war; it just chronicles the lives of young men stretched by fate to an endurance few of us could even imagine. Not that it's all that bloody or manic; it's just that the terror of an enemy hidden by mountains hangs about like a fog to such an extent that when they do kill one far away in the foothills, they rejoice as if they had wiped out a platoon. When the tired soldiers dance to "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" by Gunther and Samantha Fox, they celebrate life, not killing.

Back to that objectivity: Even a documentary marries fiction when directors choose some images over others. In Restrepo the choices lead me to question how the US could ever win this war, not because that's the directors' statement but because the successes are limited to building a stronghold, Restrepo (named after a fallen comrade), at the top of a mountain among mountains that dare the most powerful army in history to try to win this one when none has ever been won here. Indeed, the army has subsequently withdrawn.

While the fictional Hurt Locker minimized its bloodshed in favor of the representational, Restrepo takes no liberties but goes for the real, which in this case is like waiting around a movie set for something to happen. And when it does, it can win an Academy Award.

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