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Jarhead (DVD)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper; Directed by Sam Mendes

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Directed by Sam Mendes – Oscar winner for American Beauty in 1999 – this is a contemporary war picture dealing with the US Marines’ desert action in the Gulf War in 2003.

There are three main characters. Firstly, there is the philosophical son of a shellshocked Viet Nam war veteran, Peter Swafford (“What kind of name is that?” he is asked), played by Jake Gyllenhall. Then there is Troy (Peter Sarsgaard), who joins the corps illegally in order to try to make something of himself. Finally, we have Staff Sergeant Sykes (Jamie Foxx) – the tough drill NCO, who both trains and subsequently leads the Scout Snipers. “Swaff” becomes a competent sniper, with Troy as his marker, and the story takes us right from the men’s boot camp and via the action (and the boredom) in the Middle East, through to their final triumphant return home and discharge.

While in the desert, the Americans’ main concerns are what their wives and girlfriends could be getting up to in their absence.
Jarhead follows 'Swoff' from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty. Sporting a sniper's rifle through Middle East deserts with no cover from intolerable heat or from Iraqi soldiers, Swoff and his fellow Marines, who have been trained to kill, find themselves in a brutal situation, fighting a war they don't understand for a cause they don't fully grasp.

From the Academy Award - winning director of American Beauty, Jarhead is a powerful story, told with painful honestly and irreverence, with spectacular cinematography.


Studio: Universal Pictures
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: September 2006
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal • Jamie Foxx • Chris Cooper
Directors: Sam Mendes
Dimensions: 192 x 137 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: DVD
Disks: 2
Running time: 1 hour, 58 minutes
Region encoding: Region 2. This DVD will play in all South African DVD players.
Audio format: Dolby Digital 5.1  Dolby Digital 5.1
Video format:  Widescreen 2.35:1
Age restriction: 16 SLV
Categories: Movies & TV > Action
Movies & TV > War
Movies & TV > Feature Film
LSN: X09-MPH-6FH-2
Barcode: 6004416074567

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