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Sunday, July 29, 2007

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"Rescue Dawn" is Werner Herzog's fictional account of Dieter Dengler, a US Navy pilot shot down and captured during the Vietnam war.  The film is terrifying portrayal of life in a POW camp, which is enough to make most people want to stay home.  I'll admit, there are elements of the film that are very difficult to watch, but Christian Bale and Steve Zahn give two of the best performances of the year, at least to date, that it makes their life on screen worth watching.   Rather than dealing with war in the terms we understand them today; war filled with lies, politics and congressional hearings about torture and cover-ups, "Rescue Dawn" is a story of heroism untarnished by politics.  It's a novel concept, and a must-see.

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