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Combat - Afghanistan

Zero Dark Thirty

Released 2012 Rating 15 in UK
Director Kathryn Bigelow Writer/s Mark Boal
Starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, James Gandolfini, John Barrowman
Source of story Possibly real events – at least inspired by them.
Elevator Pitch When the CIA find out where Osama bin Laden is holed up they set in train a sequence of events which result in the success of their secret mission – the death of the leader of al Qaeda .
Content Mainly the secret mission in the dark with much violence, but some other explosions and deaths.
A View Since this film was released it has been claimed that the Pakistani government knew for years that OBL was holed up, actually a few miles from a military base, and certainly the writer was briefed by the CIA. But still a compelling film.

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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