Rescue down is the incredible true story of Dieter Dengler, a US polot shot down flying a top-secret mission over Laos. Captured by the notoriously ruthless Pathet Lao soldiers, Dengler is taken to a P.O.W camp whose barely sane inmates have lost all hope of survival. but something inside Dieter refuses to give up and he plans to execute a last-gasp bid for freedom through the dangerous jungles of South East Asia.
Best War Movie of Recent Times!?
- Rescue Dawn review by Alex D.
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During the Vietnam War, German-born Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale), a U.S. fighter pilot, is shot down over Laos and taken captive by enemy soldiers. Interned in a POW camp, he and his fellow prisoners (Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies) endure torture, hunger and illness while they await their chance to escape. Dengler has no intention of sticking around the nightmarish camp, so he begins to dream up an escape plan that takes his fellow prisoners by surprise with its savvy and audacity. Dengler doesn't even know where he is--but he knows with unwavering certainty that he must not stop fighting for his life. As he makes his way into the jungle, his journey will never let up, as it takes him from the bonds of fraternity to the brink of despair, to one of the most remarkable rescues in modern history. I found this movie to be utterly compelling and if you are a fan of this genre it's certain to hold your attention from start to finish!
Hard to believe its true
- Rescue Dawn review by Jawbreaker
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What with a German national by birth, with a name that probably is more appropriate in an adult film, finds himself fighting for the USA in the jungle. Again we have an excellent physical performance from Christian Bale as Dieter Dengler. A young pilot, facing extreme conditions, he refuses to give up and inspires those prisoners around him to wake and take control. Being a Herzog film it does not shy away from the hard hitting aspect and war itself. Highly recommended.
yes well worth a watch,well acted as allways by cristian bale,if a little too well , he certainly takes his work seriuos enough, loosing weight as he does for the roles, a true story that leaves you shocked in places at the voilence that war creates.