Stress

Dokus
Independent
| 82 min
English
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Five young veterans of the Afghanistan war, outwardly unscathed but inwardly hurting, feel misunderstood upon their return to civilian life. 9/11 trauma, ideology of violent gratification, military service as a patriotic family tradition, the "unfairness" of today's warfare - Joe, Torrie, Mike, James and Justin initially set a foundation of familiar construction from off-screen before slowly turning their faces to us. Their brutal experience speaks a language that the environment at home does not understand. And the long arm of war also reaches home: more veterans have died by suicide than in combat. "A film that clearly shows the destructive consequences of war, even if it happened long ago or on the other side of the world." (Dok Leipzig)