Sunday, September 19, 2010

No one is left behind

Based in a true story, until yesterday unknown to me, this very decent and elegant (if you allow me) movie remembers me of the "old" war movies about WWII.
It does not portrait the life of the soldier as great and very masculine, nor as heroic unkillable killing machines, does not make too much of propaganda for the U.S. forces and has not a "happy ending".
The movie just relates the odyseey of a group of US soldiers trapped in the middle of hostile territory in the city of Mogadishu (Somalia) during a "failed" operation to arrests the main warlord at the time, Mohamed Farrah Aidi (wiki).
The movie is based on a book of the same title (wiki) and both seem to be a fair account of the disaster.

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