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Generation Kill (3 Discs)

Generation Kill (3 Discs)

Released on 09 March 2009

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years and over

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Generation Kill is an authentic and vividly detailed 7-part HBO mini-series event that presents a uniquely epic and intimate portrait of the first 40 days of the Iraq war from the perspective of the Marines of the First Recon Battalion - a new breed of American soldiers. Created by The Wire's David Simon and Ed Burns, and based on Evan Wright's award-winning novel, in which he recounted his experiences as a reporter following the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion of the United States Marine Corps during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Generation Kill is one of the most realistic war dramas ever made The mini-series tells the story of these young Marines physical and emotional journey into the heart of Baghdad in those initial weeks, and how the war reveals to be much more complicated, problematic and tragic than anyone had contemplated. Many of the complications and problems that arise are due to the unwieldy military bureaucracy which the Marines confront in the midst of the war, the challenges of over-zealous and incompetent commanding officers, ever-changing rules of engagement, a non-existent strategy, severe deficiencies in necessary armor and supplies, and an enemy they don't understand. Generation Kill is a humorous and frightening first hand account of these remarkable men, of the personal toll of victory, and of the brutality, camaraderie and bureaucracy of a new American war. It is a profoundly insightful and realistic look at the risk, costs and ultimately, the failures of the war. Written and produced by Emmy-award winner David Simon (The Wire), and also produced by the award-winning George Faber (Elizabeth I).
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actorStark Sands
certificate15 years and over
directorSimon Cellan Jones
languagesEnglish
region2
year2008