November 16, 2007
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Brian De Palma
MPAA Rating: R (for strong disturbing violent content including a rape, pervasive language and some sexual refere
Screenwriter: Brian De Palma
Starring: Kel O'Neill, Ty Jones, Daniel Stewart Sherman, Izzy Diaz, Rob Devaney, Patrick Carroll
Copyright Holder: N/A
Inspired by real events and the ever-emerging realities of an on-going war, "Redacted" explores the consequences of placing a group of young American soldiers into a morally ambiguous universe. Pushed to their very limits, the film portrays the tragic events surrounding a US army squad that targets and persecutes an innocent Iraqi girl and her family, culminating in a brutal rape and murder. The film addresses the innocent casualties of war and reveals the general helplessness surrounding the war in Iraq. A fictional version of the truth, "Redacted" forces the viewer to question the filters through which we see and accept events in our world. Ultimately, "Redacted" begs the question: Once we know the truth, what is the value of war and the worth of all its tragedies?