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IN COUNTRY

WAR IS HELL. WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO SPEND THEIR WEEKENDS THERE?

Overview

Synopsis

Deep in the Oregon woods, the heat of a reenacted Vietnam battle sheds light on America’s complicated relationship with war and its veterans.
IN COUNTRY is a feature documentary that follows 2/5 1st Cav (Reenacted), a “platoon” of hardcore Vietnam War reenactors. Weaving together verité footage of the reenactments with flashbacks to the characters’ real lives and archival footage from the Vietnam War, IN COUNTRY blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy, past and present to tell a story about men trying to access the past.
The question at the center of IN COUNTRY is why? Why would these men – many of them combat veterans of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan haunted by their own experiences on the frontline – try to recreate a war that so many have tried to forget?

Stage
finished
Running time
80 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Oscar Alpha MoPic LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
3
Prod. Partners
Meghan O'Hara, Naked Edge Films

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Festivals
Full Frame, Hot Docs, IFFBoston, Sarasota
Language
English, Vietnamese

Photos

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