Hurt Locker
Hurt Locker Director: Kathryn Bigelow

If war is hell, why do so many men choose to fight? In an age when armies consist not of draftees but of volunteers, and men willingly thrust themselves into military action, sometimes the rush of battle is a potent and alluring attraction, even an addiction. THE HURT LOCKER is an intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat.

When a new sergeant, James takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge, by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. James behaves as if he's indifferent to death. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James' true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever.

From visionary filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow, THE HURT LOCKER is based on first-hand observation by journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal who was stationed on assignment with a special bomb unit.

Festivals and awards: Venice (Young Cinema Award), Toronto, Mar del Plata
Links: Homepage, Trailer

Programme: Panorama

Country: USA
Year: 2008
Length: 130
Language: English
Producer: Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro, Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal
Screenplay: Mark Boal
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd
Music: Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders
Editor: Bob Murawski, Chris Innis

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes

Producer: Voltage Pictures/First Light/Kingsgate Films

Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow (b. 1951, San Carlos, USA) studies filmmaking at Columbia University. She has directed couple of Hollywood blockbusters like "Point Break", "Strange Days" and "K-19: The Widowmaker". HURT LOCKER is Bigelow's seventh independently directed feature film.

The Loveless (1982, co-dir), Near Dark (1987), Blue Steel (1990), Point Break (1991), Strange Days (1995), The Weight of Water (2000), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), The Hurt Locker (2008)

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