Archive Cinema City 2010.

The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Year: 2008
Duration: 131 min

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Scenario: Mark Boal

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly, Christian Camargo

Programme selection: Opening / Closing / Special Screening


The film takes us to Iraq in 2004 and follows EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) team. A new sergeant William James is placed in charge of a team of military experts. Stunned by his seemingly reckless treatment of military protocols and basic security measures, soldiers are waiting the end of their tour, soon realizing they’re closer to death with each new military action.

The film won 73 awards and 47 other nominations and Kathryn Bigelow is the first female director to win Best director Academy Award.



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