R | | Drama, History, Thriller
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
After Lina Wertmüller in Seven Beauties (1975), Barbra Streisand for The Prince of Tides (1991), Jane Campion for The Piano (1993) and Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation (2003), Kathryn Bigelow is only the fifth woman to direct a film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Sergeant JT Sanborn:
I'm ready to die, James.
Staff Sergeant William James: Well, you're not gonna die out here, bro.
Sergeant JT Sanborn: Another two inches, shrapnel zings by, slices my throat, I bleed out like a pig in the sand. Nobody'll give a shit. I mean my parents - they care - but they don't count, man. Who ...
Staff Sergeant William James: ...
The Barrett jams and James hands Sanborn the magazine of .50 cal rounds. Before the blood gets cleaned off, there is a scene where the magazine only has empty cartridges in it, without any bullets.
There are no opening credits, not even a title.
€48,188 (Italy) (10 October 2008)
$17,017,811 (USA) (12 May 2015)
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