Korengal, Afghanistan. Three years on from his and co-director Tim Hetherington's embed with the troops of 2nd Platoon of Battle Company, Sebastian Junger returns to assay the situation in the war-torn province.
Catching up with the troopers featured in Restrepo, this offers some poignant and disturbing insights into frontline life. However, despite visceral moments, it often feels like an excuse to use footage that didn’t make the 2010 film.
The death of Hetherington in Libya imbues this Restrepo follow-up with pathos - as do the brutal conditions endured by its subjects.