Coming into cinemas with the tag ‘The Real Life Hurt Locker’ Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington’s feature length documentary Restrepo takes you deep into the dark heart of Afghanistan, to capture the raw experience of being in one of the most dangerous places on Earth.

In these exclusive clips co-director Sebastian Junger talks about making the film, and the tangible aftermath of the experience.

Restrepo hits cinemas in the UK on the 8th of October, Dave posted the trailer here, and we’re hoping to be able to sit down with one of the directors in the near future so look out for that.

Here’s a synopsis,

RESTREPO is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley.

The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, “Restrepo”, named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military.

This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 90-minute deployment.

This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.

We loved the film, and our review will go up in due course, but in order to catch this one in the cinemas, click here to find out when and where this amazing film is playing.

Here’s Sebastian Junger on Restrepo,

On how the experience changed him,

On how making the film changed him,