Restrepo

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TV HIGHLIGHTS -

(FX Hd, astro Ch 726, 11pm) a pla­toon of uS soldiers is de­ployed to what is con­sid­ered one of the most dan­ger­ous post­ings in the coun­try’s mil­i­tary his­tory, the Koren­gal Val­ley in north-east­ern afghanistan. this 2010 fea­ture­length doc­u­men­tary brings to light the re­mote 15-man out­post called restrepo, named so af­ter a pla­toon medic who was killed in ac­tion. the de­ploy­ment is meant to clear the val­ley of armed in­sur­gents while also build­ing trust and sup­port with the lo­cals.

(astro Ch 728, 6.30pm) would ob­vi­ously only con­sider hav­ing an equally rich son-in-law. So ashok plots to de­ceive his way through, first by get­ting his good friend Vasu to mas­quer­ade as his “af­flu­ent fa­ther”. the film re­port­edly be­came a block­buster hit of its time. fears. a riv­et­ing and emo­tional tale of loss, hope, loy­alty and duty to one’s coun­try, Sav­ingPri­vate ryan may have been aired sev­eral times pre­vi­ously, but it’s one of the bet­ter-pro­duced war films, so there’s no rea­son why you can­not re­visit it if you have noth­ing up this Satur­day night.

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