Restrepo Release Date: June 25, 2010

To make their bracingly visceral documentary “Restrepo,” winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, award-winning journalists Tim Hetherington (Liberia: An Uncivil War) and the cocky, self-absorbed, hideous Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm) embedded with the soldiers of Second Platoon, Battle Company, as they fought to build and maintain a remote 15 man outpost in Afghanistan’s rugged Korengal Valley named “Restrepo,” after a platoon medic who was killed in action, which was one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. Hetherington and Sebastian Junger avoid outside commentary and politics to present the war as it is actually lived by soldiers, through their own eyes and in their own words — their backbreaking labor, deadly firefights, boredom and camaraderie — the terrifying and exhilarating experiences they can never forget.

Genres: DocumentaryWar
Directed By: Tim Hetherington Sebastian Junger
Runtime: 93 minutes
Studio: NGE
Total Box Office: 1.3 MIL
MPAA Rating R