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Trailer & Poster One Sheet: Rescue Dawn

I’d blindly go into seeing this film based on three elements. Actor Christian Bale. Plots that revolve around survival and escapism. And finally, Werner Herzog.

I’d blindly go into seeing this film based on three elements. Actor Christian Bale. Plots that revolve around survival and escapism. And finally, Werner Herzog. But after watching the trailer (click on the poster image below) I’ve got that sort of sour-this-doesn’t-look-too-good taste in my mouth. Here’s hoping that I’m wrong. Based ona true story, in the annals of history’s great escapes there is no other story like that of Dieter Dengler, the only American to ever break out of a POW camp in the impenetrable Laotian jungle. After months of plotting his getaway from a harrowing prison and a death-defying journey through some of the world’s fiercest wilderness, Dengler appeared at his first press conference looking like a dashing movie star and showing neither sentimentality nor bitterness – simply an indomitable will to survive that allowed him to triumph against impossible odds.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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