Monday, October 14, 2013

Rescue Dawn

 Released Year: 2006
Directed by Werner Herzog
Casted by:
Christian Bale as Dieter Dengler
 Steve Zahn as Duane Martin
 Jeremy Davies as Gene DeBruin
Dieter Dengler, a German-born U.S. Navy pilot in squadron VA-145, is shot down in his A-1 Skyraider over Laos in February 1966, while on a combat mission. He survives the crash only to be pursued, and ultimately captured, by the Pathet Lao. Dengler is given the chance for leniency by the Province Governor if he signs a document condemning America, but he refuses. He is tortured and taken to a prison camp. There he meets fellow American military soldiers and pilots, such as Gene DeBruin and Duane W. Martin, some of whom have been captive for years. Dengler begins planning an escape, much to the disbelief of his fellow combatants, who have been downtrodden through physical and psychological torture by the camp guards.

Eventually, all the prisoners agree to escape, only Dengler and Martin follow through with the plan as the others disappear and are not seen again in the film. Dengler and Martin try to reach the Mekong River to cross over into Thailand, but Martin is killed by a mob of angry villagers. Eventually, Dengler is rescued by an American helicopter but sequestered in a hospital due to the secret nature of his mission. He is visited by some of his squadron who covertly take him back to his ship, where he is welcomed as a hero by the crew.
 L² Scored: 8/10

L² Comment
This movie is based on the real story during the Vietnam war that time and seriously Christian Bale looks so hot no matter he is meaty or as skinny as a stick~ I actually like the fact that the movie doesn't further explain what happen to the rest of the guys who didn't follow Dengler and Martin at that time. If there's a shot/screen shows what happen, it would be fake then~ cause the real Dieter Dengler won't even know what happened~ a good movie :)

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