It is about films that were directed by actors: one by Mel Gibson and the other two by Angelina Jolie.
The war conflicts that occurred in the world left thousands of stories, about prisoners, children sent to fight and some others with a slightly happier ending, in which the protagonists managed to overcome all adversities. Here are three true-life war movies that hit the big screen, moved viewers, and are available today on Netflix.
The script of To a man follows Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church who enlisted in the US military in 1942 shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His idea was to intervene in the war as a paramedic.
Before facing enemies, he had to deal with his superiors, who refused to recognize his right not to touch a weapon because of his religious beliefs and his platoon mates who considered him a dead man because of his ideologies.
This story, whose protagonist was the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor and one of only three objectors to receive it to date, was directed by Mel Gibson. The film shows raw war scenes, with surprising realism. It would not be the best option for those who are shocked to see blood. However, the story is loaded with elements such as courage and love, which awaken all kinds of feelings in the viewer.
The plot of Unwavering revolves around Louis Zamperini. A boy who always got into trouble, but with the help of his older brother, he channeled his energy into athletics and qualified for the 1936 Olympics. When World War II broke out, “Louie” entered the army.
After his plane crashed in the Pacific, survive 47 days adrift on a raft, along with two more companions, until they are captured by the Japanese army.
In a prisoner of war camp, Louie becomes the favorite target of the head of that establishment and forces him to undergo life-threatening activities, such as running naked in freezing temperatures, doing forced labor in a state of malnutrition. and get beaten up by all his peers.
Jack O’ConneHe is in charge of giving life to this character who is subjected to all kinds of torture, but with patience and resistance he manages to get out of that hell alive. Angelina Jolie was the one who got behind the cameras of this film.
First They Killed My Father it is an extremely brutal movie based on real events. It begins when Loung Ung was 5 years old and the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia in 1975. They formed a territory characterized by terror and genocide. In four years, almost 2 million Cambodians died.
The girl and her family were forced to leave the house in Phnom Penh, as the father of the family belonged to the opposing group’s army, Lon Nol. Ung is trained as a girl soldier while his six brothers were sent to labor camps.
It’s another movie that has Jolie as director. The actress starkly portrays how those years were in the homeland of Maddox, one of his adopted sons. Child labor in precarious conditions, the punishment of hungry boys for taking fruits of the harvest and the teaching of firearms to minors predominate throughout the film.