Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A War (2015)

Academy Awards, USA 2016

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Magnolia Pictures
Directed by Tobias Lindholm
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(Blu-ray, Magnolia)

The commander of a Danish regiment in Afghanistan is accused of a war crime after ordering the bombing of a civilian area without proper identification in order to save a wounded soldier. Back home, he faces a court trial and is apparently ready to admit guilt, until his wife convinces him otherwise for the sake of their own family. The film raises more questions than it answers, and the court trial goes on for too long, but ultimately another passionate reminder of the far reaching consequences of war.

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