Of Men and WarThe warriors in Of Men and War have come home to the United States, but their minds remain on the battlefield. They turn to The Pathway Home, a PTSD therapy center, to end their ongoing mental torment.
Directors of "Of Men and War"Laurent Bécue-RenardBirthdate: 1966, Paris, France
Creators of "Of Men and War"Laurent Bécue-RenardBirthdate: 1966, Paris, France
Critic Reviews of "Of Men and War"Los Angeles TimesNovember 13, 2015
The access that Bécue-Renard got, reportedly after five months of being there without a camera, is remarkable ...New York Magazine/VultureNovember 09, 2015
What emerges is a tapestry of despair, one defined by its persistence.New York TimesNovember 06, 2015
Filmed almost entirely inside the Pathway Home in California, a residential therapy center for veterans, this devastatingly raw documentary shows that for some the fighting may stop, but the suffering continues.Hollywood ReporterNovember 05, 2015
The horrors of the battlefield come home to roost in ways that are both riveting and deeply disturbing in Of Men and War, a remarkable chronicle of Iraq War veterans suffering from the devastating effects of PTSD.VarietyNovember 05, 2015
The devastating toll of post-traumatic stress disorder inflicted by the Iraq and Afghanistan wars on U.S. soldiers is vividly presented in Of Men and War, a slow-burn documentary from France's Laurent Becue-Renard.Village VoiceNovember 03, 2015
Disregard your personal feelings about the military, U.S. involvement in foreign wars, or a French director making a movie about Americans. This film is raw in the truest sense, yet refined in its sympathy and scope.PopMattersJune 01, 2016
For all the individual horrors it documents, Of Men and War... is organized as a collective experience, following multiple, mostly unnamed veterans as they share in group or in pairs, expressing rage and fear, frustration, and small pleasures.Spirituality and PracticeMay 27, 2016
A hard-hitting documentary which zeroes in on the harrowing experiences of veterans and their families as they struggle to reclaim their lives.4:3April 22, 2016
Bécue-Renard shows the Pathway Home not as a means through which to forget wartime experiences, but to engage with the memory of them.NOW TorontoNovember 04, 2015
There is no battle footage or graphic imagery, but it's excruciating to watch -- a series of devastating, nakedly human moments showing the cost of war on the men sent to fight it.Maven's NestJune 29, 2015
So many war films talk about U.S. veterans suffering from PTSD. . . shows someone actually doing something effective about it - of veterans, for veterans, and by veterans.Slant MagazineMarch 10, 2015
A work of astounding sensitivity and precision, it argues for emotional honesty as a moral and psychic imperative.
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