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Hell and Back Again Details

  • Release Date: Oct 04, 2011
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Genres: Action/Adventure, Documentary
  • Director:Danfung Dennis

FULL SYNOPSIS

A soldier dealing with the painful consequences of war finds coming home isn't much of a consolation in this documentary. Filmmaker [[Performer~P677520~Danfung Dennis~danfungdennis]] was embedded with a Marine platoon fighting in Afghanistan in 2009, where violence and street skirmishes could break out at any time. One of the soldiers [[Performer~P677520~Dennis~danfungdennis]] followed was Nathan Harris, who was shot in the hip shortly before he was due to return home. Recuperating from a badly injured leg, Nathan soon found himself at home, being looked after by his wife, Ashley Harris, and struggling with boredom and feelings of powerlessness after months on edge. As his marriage begins to buckle and he becomes increasingly reliant on pain medication, Nathan is subject to severe mood swings and openly states he wishes he were back in Afghanistan, where at the very least he was in control of his circumstances and not dependent on others. Director [[Performer~P677520~Dennis~danfungdennis]] offers a telling portrait of the horrors of the battlefield as well as the uncomfortable quiet of the home front. Hell and Back Again was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 4, 2011

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mike Lerner Best Documentary Feature 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Danfung Dennis Best Documentary Feature 2011 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Danfung Dennis Truer Than Fiction Award 2011 Nominee

Cast

Crew

Danfung Dennis
Director
Martin Herring
Producer
Mike Lerner
Producer
J. Ralph
Composer (Music Score)
J. Ralph
Songwriter
Fiona Otway
Editor
Dan Cogan
Executive Producer
Karol Martesko-Fenster
Executive Producer
Maxyne Franklin
Executive Producer
J. Ralph
Sound/Sound Designer
J. Ralph
Lyricist
Willie Nelson
Musical Performer
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