Wednesday, 14 March 2012

southern comfort (1981 ) - walter hill

An American classic, Southern Comfort tells the tale (set in 1973) of a group of Louisiana Army National Guards going on exercise in the bayou's, upsetting, underestimating, and not understanding the locals, and paying heavily for their mistakes, as they are hunted down by them. The guards are under equipped, badly managed, scared, gung ho, and mostly ignorant of the native culture they have been exposed to
Obviously a film with one eye on Vietnam, and based on the Anabasis by  Xenophon, and similar to 'The Warriors,' a previous Walter Hill film,  it has stood the test of time and is still (rather sadly) believable today.
Marvellous stuff.

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