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Flags of Our Fathers

Rating:R (for sequences of graphic war violence and carnage, and for language)
Genre:Action/Adventure, War, Drama
Release Date:October 20, 2006
Running time:132 minutes
Cast:Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach, Jesse Bradford, Paul Walker, Neal McDonough
Director:Clint Eastwood
Producer:Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg
Writer:Paul Haggis, James Bradley
Distributor:Paramount

Description: "Flags of Our Fathers" is a human drama of friendship and love, sacrifice and manipulation, set against the violent conflict of the battle of Iwo Jima. The film focuses equally on the war and home, crosscutting between the viciousness of the battle and the manufactured propaganda campaign and careful manipulation of the image that followed--issues that remain prevalent today. As "Flags of Our Fathers" shows how the photograph became the very beginning of celebrity worship, the film questions our need to create and celebrate heroes, sometimes at a cost.

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