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TigerlandAmidst the pursuit of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll is conscription and the Vietnam War. In the U.S. young volunteers and conscriptees are being trained for guerilla warfare. Private Bozz is looking for a way out. Using a campaign of disobedience and disrespect, he's trying to be discharged "for the good of the army".
As the film opens, Bozz is released from the stockade to be returned to training. Throughout the film, Bozz's renegade behaviour is balanced against the motivations of his fellow recruits: the gung-ho patriot, the idealist writer, the barely-educated hick and more.
Movie Poster, Tigerland
|Don't be confused, this is not M*A*S*H, it is a Dogma-styled film with a simple story about young men facing imminent death.|
Dogma is a style that promotes an almost documentary style -- lots of available light and hand-held photography. Tigerland is Joel Schumacher's return to lower-budget films and he uses a style that big budget films can ape, but not match.
|by Ali Kayn|
Due for Australian release August, 2001
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