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Linklater's war veteran comedy speaks to modern America, says star

Monday, October 09, 2017 - 01:59

''Last Flag Flying'', a comedy-drama about Vietnam war veterans, will resonate with Trump's America, despite, or perhaps because of, its period setting, says actor Bryan Cranston. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRRATION. "Last Flag Flying", a comedy-drama about Vietnam war veterans, will resonate with Trump's America, despite, or perhaps because of, its period setting, actor Bryan Cranston said on Sunday (October 8) after a screening at the London Film Festival. Set in the United States in December 2003 - when U.S. forces in Iraq were dragging Saddam Hussein out of a "spider hole" - it is the story of three aging former servicemen who reunite to bury the son of one of them who has been killed in action. With President Donald Trump saying he could "totally destroy" North Korea and characterizing a dinner with military commanders as "the calm before the storm", Cranston said "Last Flag Flying" was a timely reminder of the effect on normal Americans of ill-advised military campaigns. "Last Flag Flying" was produced by Amazon Studios and directed and co-written by Richard Linklater, whose greatest critical acclaim has been for the naturalistic "Before Sunset" trilogy and the 2014 "Boyhood" which won a slew of Oscar nominations.

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Linklater's war veteran comedy speaks to modern America, says star

Monday, October 09, 2017 - 01:59