Battle Company Korengal
Battle Company Korengal - Trailer
Director Sebastian JungerYear 2014Genre(s) War
The Korengal Valley is in North-Eastern Afghanistan and, since the war began, has become a major site for Taliban and military activity. A US army group, the Second Platoon of Battle Company, are on a 15-month deployment in the mountainous region, dead on the frontline and fighting for their lives, their country and their reputations. These are young men who entered into the army with a very different picture of what war would be like, and are thus suffering a huge degree of trauma from their experiences so far. Sometimes killing so many people can fill these soldiers with a sense of triumph, but more often than not it can eat away at the moral core of every one of them. The intense fear is like nothing they have ever experienced, nor is the guilt, the pressure and the adrenaline rush.
‘Battle Company Korengal’ is an intense war documentary based on the real experiences of going into battle from the point of view of the young men fighting it. It has been directed by Sebastian Junger ('Restrepo'), who is most well-known for penning the 1997 book ‘The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea’, and it is due to hit UK cinemas on May 30th 2014, with the DVD release to follow on June 9th.