Aka: Death and Dishonor
In Monroe, Tennessee, Hank Deerfield, an aging warrior, gets a call that his son, just back from 18 months' fighting in Iraq, is missing from his base. Hank drives to Fort Rudd, New Mexico, to search. Within a day, the charred and dismembered body of his son is found on the outskirts of town. Deerfield pushes himself into the investigation, marked by jurisdictional antagonism between the Army and local police. Working mostly with a new detective, Emily Sanders, Hank seems to close in on what happened. Major smuggling? A drug deal gone awry? Credit card slips, some photographs, and video clips from Iraq may hold t...
he key. If Hank gets to the truth, what will it tell him?
In the Valley of Elah can be described as gloomy, disturbing, and clever. The plot revolves around innocence lost, uncovering the truth, and an investigation. The main genres are drama, thriller, and war. In approach, In the Valley of Elah is serious and realistic. It is located in the USA. It takes place in contemporary times. In the Valley of Elah is originally a true story. The movie has received attention for being critically acclaimed. Note that it involves brief nudity, drugs/alcohol, and profanity.
When a model soldier who recently returned to the U.S. from the front lines of Iraq goes AWOL, his veteran father enlists the aid of a dedicated police detective in seeking out his son's true fate in director/screenwriter Paul Haggis' follow up to the Oscar-winning 2004 indie-hit Crash. Mike Deerfield (Jonathan Tucker) has served his country faithfully, and now the time has come for him to return home to the United States. Shortly after returning, however, Mike simply vanishes without a trace. Mike's father, Hank (Tommy Lee Jones), is a former MP from the Vietnam era, and quickly recruits Detective Emily Sanders ...
(Charlize Theron) to assist him in his search for the missing soldier. While it remains to be seen whether Hank will ever find his missing son, he gets quickly enmeshed in a tangled web of intrigue, cover-ups, and murder, all related to the Iraqi conflict. The drama thus highlights the profoundly personal toll combat takes on soldiers, while striking at the very heart of the American experience in Iraq. Inspired by a Playboy Magazine article written by Mark Boal, Haggis's fictionalized version of the actual events co-stars Jason Patrick, Susan Sarandon, James Franco, and Josh Brolin.
Als de zoon van oorlogsveteraan Hank Deerfield (Tommy Lee Jones) en zijn vrouw Joan (Susan Sarandon) op mysterieuze wijze verdwijnt, staat hun wereld op zijn kop. Na als soldaat enige tijd uitgezonden geweest te zijn naar Irak, is er plotseling geen spoor meer van hem te bekennen. Samen met detective Emily Sanders (Charlize Theron) besluiten beide ouders een zoektocht te beginnen.