Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Movie Trailer Tuesday - 5 Days Of War

This political drama tells the story of American journalist Thomas Anders and his cameraman as they cover the short-lived war between Russia and the Georgian Republic in 2008. With much of the world unaware of the incredible violence that is going on there, Anders tries desperately to get the story out and show the atrocities that are happening. After being caught in dangerous territory, Anders becomes entangled with a local young woman and helps her in her plight to reunite with her family. Together, they are in a fight to survive this devastating 5-day war.

I'm not entirely clear, but I have read that this movie is based on a true story. I've also read that the Georgian government was involved with the making of this film. So, I'm not sure about the facts or accuracy of the film. Regardless, it's an intense, action-packed story that kept me interested throughout the film. It's hard to imagine the difficult and dangerous situations that journalists put themselves in to bring us these kinds of stories.

Rated R for strong bloody war violence and atrocities, and for pervasive language