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In Country

Weaving together vérité footage of men recreating the Vietnam War in the woods of Oregon with archival footage and observations of them going about their daily lives, IN COUNTRY blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy, past and present, to tell a story about men—many combat veterans of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan haunted by their own experiences on the frontline. “Then there’s the final jaw dropping casting of one platoon member: a Vietnamese guy who actually fought for the losing South Vietnamese Army. Why on Earth would he want to relive those experiences? The filmmakers ask him, and his answer speaks to a mix of pride, youth, nostalgia, and the sound of rain on his tent. But maybe there’s never a simple explanation for why men go to war.”—Seattle Weekly.

Genres: Northwest Filmmaker, Experimental Documentary