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Great POW film
Rescue Dawn (DVD)
Member Name: rufusdog
Rescue Dawn (DVD)
Advantages: excellent acting form Christian Bale, good story, lovely music
I saw this film listed on the Sky Movies the other day and thought I would like to see it as it had Christian Bale in it and I had only really seen him in Batman and wanted to see how he acted in another kind of film. I had read on here inreviews of the Dark Knight about how bad people thought he acted in that but actually I enjoyed the two Batman films with him in.
I am so glad I recorded this film, it was really good. The film was a true story about a US fighter pilot called Dieter Dengler who was on a secret mission to fly over Laos during the Vetnam war when his plane was shot down and he crashed in the jungle. He was captured by some soldiers and kept in a prison with some other men who had been in there for years but he decided he was not going to stay and rot in the prison so started to make plans on how to escape and find his way home.
I thought Christian Bale was really good in this part, he was a completely different character to how he played the Batman films. I liked the way he made the character care about the men he was in prison with, it seemed genuine and you could believe in it all. I loved the way he became good friends with Duane and how he wanted to help him escape with him.
Duane was played by Steve Zahn andhe also played his character well. You could really feel for him the way he had been locked up for all those years and the things he had gone through.
Another good character was Gene played by Jeremy Davies. I couldnt believe how thin he was in the film, you could really believe that he had been in prison for years.
The music in the film was really nice and not the kind of music you usually associate with war films. It was orchestral and poignant and really set the scene especially nearer the end of the film.
The film was directed by Werner Herzog and it is rated a 12 in the UK. The film lasts for 126 minutes.
Summary: What a good movie this was