A rock star General bent on winning the "impossible" war in Afghanistan takes inside the complex machinery of modern war. more
In Movie Theaters U.S.Friday, May 26, 2017 Netflix Only
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An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General's roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody - raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader's ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story's core is Brad Pitt's sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist's no-holds-barred exposé.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- The film will be released globally on Netflix on May 26, 2017 (3/4/17).
- inspired by the book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings.