Korengal (2014)



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KORENGAL picks up where RESTREPO left off: the same valley, same men, but a very different look at the experience of war. KORENGAL not only shows what war looks like, but how war works and what it means to the young men who fight it. While one soldier cheers when he kills the enemy, another asks if God will ever forgive him for the killing he has done. As one soldier grieves the loss of a friend, another explains why he misses the war now that his deployment has ended, and admits he would go back to the front line in a heartbeat. Every bit as intense and affecting as RESTREPO, KORENGAL gives audiences a front row view into the world of combat. (C) Saboteur Media
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Korengal

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (15)

Most fascinating is the seemingly unanimous feeling that while deployment in Korengal was hard and heartbreaking, these veterans would do it all again just to stay together, to remain brothers who mutually understand something no on else will ever know.

July 3, 2014
Seattle Times
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Not quite a coda to Sebastian Junger's and Tim Heatherington's...Restrepo - more of a commentary track, or a series of annotations.

Full Review… | June 27, 2014
San Diego Reader
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In a series of expertly edited interviews conducted with infantrymen on their way home after a year in the Korengal Valley, Junger exposes us to the war's psychological toll.

Full Review… | June 26, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
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"Restrepo" felt like the story of how boys become men. "Korengal" feels like the story of how strangers become family.

Full Review… | June 26, 2014
Washington Post
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Those of us who haven't served on active duty can't know what it's like. Taken together, "Restrepo" and "Korengal" brings us about as close to the experience as we can, or would want, to get.

Full Review… | June 26, 2014
Arizona Republic
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The film is a tribute to the courage, tenacity and sorrow of the men with their boots on the ground in a place very far away.

Full Review… | June 26, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Korengal

Korengal is a very well done documentary, and deals with a topic that will be very important to those who understand.

Randy Pronk
Randy Pronk

While a bit longer than it needs to be, Korengal offers a fascinating and important perspective on modern soldiers.

Ryan Rogers
Ryan Rogers

Part two of the Restrepo documentary still packs a punch despite consisting of nothing but Restrepo outtakes.

Dov Doviak
Dov Doviak

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