Documentaries fascinate me, and Restrepo is gripping. The Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, “Restrepo,” named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military.
My son Joel recommended this film and I wasn’t disappointed. There is no commentary or narration. The soliders and their actions speak for themselves. It is a gritty look at the harsh reality of life in a war zone and the human side to this band of soliders.