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Loot is a feature-length Documentary that follows two WWII veterans and their guide across the globe in search of their buried wartime treasures.During WWII, Darrel was stationed in Europe. Andrew was fighting in the Philippines. In the chaos of combat, each stole valuable treasures and hid them overseas before returning to civilian life in America. Sixty years later, back in America, neither man seems remorseful about their war crimes. Both want to recover the treasures they perceive as their
Dec 4, 2009 Wide
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In the engrossing, exasperating, exquisitely shot documentary Loot, a search for buried treasure becomes an unlikely trigger for emotional catharsis.
Undoubtedly, everything documentarian Darius Marder shows in his debut film Loot actually happened, but Marder's approach to this "truth is stranger than fiction" story is so forced that the movie feels phony.
The bleakness and resignation running through the film can be gut-wrenching.
It's a gut-wrenching yet redemptive tale of fathers, sons and the horrors of war, which Marder allows to unfold with minimal intrusion or manipulation.
The loot here is much more valuable that the items buried, and their recovery once again-priceless.
Initially intriguing, but ultimately lazy, half-baked, unfocused and not nearly as provocative as it could have been.
Patient as-it-happens direction intertwines two startling stories of how treasures were obtained and hidden with the horrors of war experienced by then-young soldiers.
As periodically enticing as the film's mysteries may be, it's hard to escape the feeling that the real story lies in what Marder has left off the screen.
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