One life to love

In the Valley of Elah

Another nice evening spent watching a touching movie. An academy award nominated movie of 2007.

This movie is based on true events and revolves around Iraq war, military crimes and life of soldiers and the post-traumatic stress disorder following active combat.

You can read more about this movie in wikipedia

Strong roles portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Therone.

The movie starts with the military informing a father about his son going AWOL. AWOL (Absent Without Official Leave) is a term used in English-speaking armed forces. Tommy Lee Jones goes to investigate his son’s disappearance and what unfolds over the rest of the movie gives us a clear picture of the trauma and mental instability of the young soldiers.

This movie doesn’t try to make a hero of the main character whose death is being investigated, but gives a true picture of events.

A very touching movie which leaves us aware of certain after effects of Iraq war which would have gone unknown had it not been for such great movies.

Hats off to Paul Haggis for making this movie.

April 3, 2008 - Posted by | Review

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