By Ang LEE

FILM4 - as FIN

Drama - Production 2015

An infantryman recounts the final hours before he and his fellow soldiers return to Iraq.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Director(s)
    • Ang LEE
    • Writer(s)
    • Simon BEAUFOY
    • Producer(s)
    • Simon CORNWELL (The Ink Factory), Stephen CORNWELL (The Ink Factory), Rhodri THOMAS (The Ink Factory)
    • Synopsis
    • Nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn is home from war. Back in Texas, he has become a national celebrity. A Fox News crew filmed Billy and the rest of Bravo squad defeating Iraqi insurgents in a ferocious firefight. Now Billy is a decorated soldier and Bravo's three minutes of extreme bravery under fire is a YouTube sensation.
      Seizing on this PR gift, the Bush administration has sent the surviving members of Bravo on a nationwide 'Victory Tour' to reassure the folks at home. Today, during the final hours of the tour, they arrive at Texas Stadium, guests of honour as the Dallas Cowboys take on the Chicago Bears in a nationally broadcast Thanksgiving Day game. Here, Billy will drink, fight, fall in love and perhaps discover the man he can be.