Restrepo (2010)

A documentary chronicling a platoon of American troups in the mountains of Afghanistan who are tasked with winning over the region by both building relationships with the community leaders and repelling Taliban cells. It will keep your attention as there are real lives at stake, but the reality of the soldiers' losses is nearly eclipsed by the meaninglessness of it all. Plus some of the tension feels a bit manufactured since it has an essence of reality TV.

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