Casualties of War (1989)

Posted: 7 May, 2008 in 1. Movies To See Before You Die, War Movies
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You may not be a lover of war films, but watch this eye opener to feel the pain and hardships faced by the civilians in a war scene. There are many untold secrets of a war, which if told openly can bring mankind to the deepest shame. The movie is about such an unbelievable but true incident during the Vietnam War. A group of 5 military men, in order to have a good time, kidnap a local girl from a village in their way. Even after the strong opposition from one member in the group the girl is brutally assaulted and then killed by these men. Brain De Palma, the reputed director, films the intense moments as a master.

Among the most touching ones is the death scene of the girl on the bridge amidst the bullets shot from all sides. And the trauma faced by the girl makes you think hard after the film gets over. Words like World Peace, Global Village, and One Mankind are simply meaningless when these kinds of incidents come out of the carpet. The title “Casualties of War” points toward the question that – Who are the real casualties? The soldiers who die fighting for their country or people like this girl, who had nothing to do with the war. A strong, thought provoking film for the mature audiences. A must watch for youngsters who sometimes get carried away with the circumstances.

Directed By Brian De Palma

Starring : Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly & more.

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