Based on a true story, Rescue Dawn tells the tale of U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler (played by Christian Bale), a German-American whose plane is shot down in Laos during the Vietnam War. A captured POW, he managed to organize an incredible and risky escape for a group of fellow prisoners.
From the trailer it looks like director Werner Herzog has created a tense and grim depiction of war with a little bit of hope tinging the edges. The movie is currently out in New York and L.A. and will open in other select cities as the weeks go by. To watch the trailer and tell me what you think,
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