Went to see a very good film today in the IFI, Dublin. Called “Rescue Dawn“, it tells the story of a fighter pilot who is shot down on his first mission to Laos during the start of the Viet Nam war, and his experience of being a POW in a local militia camp. The local militia are not nice people btw.
Christian Bale plays the pilot, Dieter Dengler and gives another brilliant performance in this role. Film is based on true events and is directed by German director Werner Herzog.