Redacted Image

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Summary: A fictional story inspired by true events, Redacted is a unique cinematic experience that will force viewers to radically reconsider the filters through which we see and accept events in our world, as well as the power of the mediated image and how presentation and composition influence our ideas and beliefs. A profound meditation on the way information is packaged, distributed, and received in an era with infinite channels of communication, Redacted uses a variety of created source material--video diaries, produced documentary, surveillance footage, online testimonials, news pieces--to comment on the extreme disconnect between the surface of an image and the reality of ideas and the truth, especially in times of strife. Centered around a small group of American soldiers stationed at a checkpoint in Iraq, Redacted alternates points of view, balancing the experiences of these young men under duress, as well as the perspective of members of the media, with the viewpoint of the local Iraqi people, and illuminates how each have been deeply affected by the current conflict and through their encounters with each other. The charged apotheosis of Brian De Palma's filmmaking career, Redacted caps off a body of work that has explored the politics of image-making and reception more fully than any living filmmaker. (Magnolia)

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Runtime: 90 min
Rating: Rated R for strong disturbing violent content including a rape, pervasive language and some sexual references/images.
Production: Film Farm, The
Genres: Drama, Crime, War
Countries: USA, Canada
Languages: English, German, French, Arabic
Home Release Date: Feb 19, 2008
Director Credit
Brian De Palma Director
Writer Credit
Brian De Palma Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Izzy Diaz Angel Salazar
Patrick Carroll Reno Flake
Rob Devaney Lawyer McCoy
Cast Credit
Adel Odai Interpreter
Anas Wellman Soldier
Daniel Stewart Sherman B.B. Rush
Dhiaa Khalil Soldier
Helen Zamel Date Girl
Hiyam Abdel Karim Pregnant Woman
Issam Shamary Pregnant Woman's Brother
Kel O'Neill Gabe Blix/Al Investigation Agent #2
Mike Figueroa Sergeant Jim Vasquez
Qazi Freihat Hadi
Ty Jones Master Sergeant Sweet
Yanal Kassay Soldier
Producer Credit
Christopher Matson Associate Producer
Eric Schwab Co-Producer
Gretchen McGowan Co-Executive Producer
Jason Kliot Producer
Jennifer Weiss Producer
Joana Vicente Producer
Laird Adamson Co-Executive Producer
Mark Cuban Executive Producer
Simone Urdl Producer
Stephen Traynor Line Producer
Todd Wagner Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: