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Restrepo (movie)
'Korengal' looks at the psychological effects after the battle
'Korengal' looks at the psychological effects after the battle

With the 2010 film "Restrepo," war documentarians Sebastian Junger and the late Tim Hetherington brought a searing immediacy to the Afghanistan conflict, relaying the day-to-day of soldiers deployed on a brutal, exposed, rocky outpost known for incessant firefighting with the Taliban. Now comes "Korengal," a new assemblage from Junger of the material he and Hetherington gathered from their time with the men of Battle Company. (The title refers to the six-mile-long "valley of death" where the soldiers were posted.) Although "Korengal" may not seem terribly different, in structure and tone, it is. Where "Restrepo" fed off the deliberately haphazard, you-are-there swings of waiting and...

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