Billy Lynn’s Long Half­time Walk

Pretoria News Weekend - - TV -

(on Fri­day at 8:30pm on M-Net Movies Pre­miere, DStv Chan­nel 104) Nine­teen-year-old pri­vate Billy Lynn (Joe Al­wyn), along with his fel­low sol­diers in Bravo Squad, be­comes a hero af­ter a har­row­ing Iraq bat­tle and is brought home tem­po­rar­ily for a vic­tory tour. Through flash­backs, cul­mi­nat­ing at the spec­tac­u­lar half-time show of the Thanks­giv­ing Day foot­ball game, what re­ally hap­pened to the squad is re­vealed, con­trast­ing the re­al­i­ties of the war with Amer­ica’s per­cep­tions. Based on the novel by Ben Foun­tain.

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