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Hurt Locker, The

[cert 15, 131 mins]

Kathryn Bigelow's film follows three members of the Army's elite bomb disposal squad as they battle insurgents and each other seeking out and disarming a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad. When a new Staff Sargeant takes charge of the unit, the team must decide whether his actions are reckless or effective.

In the desert, an army truck and army men next to it in the foreground watching an explosion behind

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

Level: AS, A2, GCSE, Scottish Highers

Subjects: Citizenship, Film Studies, General Studies, Media Studies

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