Out of competition comment on the movies (it´s over anyway and congrats to the winner) and only in the same era because both portray “hot” conflicts:
One of the most haunting movies I´ve seen (because of it´s realistic portrait of the situation) is a British TV movie called Contact by Alan Clarke from 1985.
It´s nearly 30 years since I´ve last seen it and I can still remember a lot of details.
And Afghan Breakdown – one of the few movies which showed the conflict and it´s equipment in a close time frame. TBH, first seen it on VHS and didn´t expect much because of the main actor – I was completely wrong.
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