Deep in the Oregon woods, the heat of a reenacted Vietnam battle sheds light on Americaâ€™s complicated relationship with war and its veterans.
IN COUNTRY is a feature documentary that follows 2/5 1st Cav (Reenacted), a â€œplatoonâ€ of hardcore Vietnam War reenactors. Weaving together veriteÌ footage of the reenactments with flashbacks to the charactersâ€™ 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 â€“ many of them combat veterans of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan haunted by their own experiences on the frontline â€“ try to recreate a war that so many have tried to forget?
- Running time
- 80 minutes
- Michael Attie ... Director/Producer/DP
- Prod. Co.
- Oscar Alpha MoPic LLC
- United States
- Years of Production
- Prod. Partners
- Meghan O'Hara, Naked Edge Films
- Release year
- Full Frame, Hot Docs, IFFBoston, Sarasota
- English, Vietnamese
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