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“A near-perfect movie about men in war.” - Time

Kinetic filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break, Strange Days) directs this tense action/drama about the Iraq war in this unrelenting look at a specialist US bomb squad stationed in Baghdad.

Led by Sgt William James (Jeremy Renner), a cool cowboy with a death-wish and 873 successful disarmings to his name, these men live their lives at one end of a short fuse every day.

Magnificently filmed from the first bravura explosion, Bigelow captures the almost psychopathic nerve required by the job description.

Written and produced by journalist Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker is inspired by his experiences while embedded with a squad in Baghdad.

Features a cameo from Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential, The Proposition).

--- D Kathryn Bigelow P Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro S Mark Boal Dist Village Roadshow Entertainment TD 35mm/2007