tirsdag 21. oktober 2008

In the Valley of Elah

Last Tuesday the class saw the film "In the Valley of Elah". I did not get the chance to see it myself because I was sick that day.

Fortunally, I have seen the movie before and I am now going to do my best to write a little about it.

This Acadamy-Award nominated film is starring Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron and Susan Sarandon.

The plot in the movie is based on actual events. It is based upon the Iraq war, abused prisoners and P.T.S.D (Post-Traumatic Stress Diorder.).

It's about a young man who returns from Iraq, but is suddently gone missing. His parents get the message, and his father (Tommy Lee Jones) is desperate to search for him. After some time, along with Detective Emily Sanders (Charlize Theron), he discovers that his son has been killed.

This is when the story evolves to a story about a father despretly trying to figure out what really happend to his son. After carefully observations, he realizes that his son's friends from the army ,stands behind the murder of his son.

Of course, the military and the government do their best to cover up what really happend the night of the murder, and they to their best to keep the press away.

This movie portrays how soldiers have to deal with a lot of pressure and active combat. It also shows how many people who have to suffer because of the Iraq war.

Carina Jurs

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