Blood Stripe

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  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 6.2  (210)
  • 70

Blood Stripe is a 2016 war drama film directed by Remy Auberjonois, and features a cast including and Rene Auberjonois, Chris Sullivan, and Rusty Schwimmer. The movie follows the story of a female Marine who returns home from her second tour of duty in Afghanistan, having been changed by her experiences there but struggling to adjust to civilian life.

Our protagonist, known only as "Our Sergeant", struggles to find a sense of purpose in her life after returning home. She takes a job as a handyman, tending to the cabins at a remote lake resort in the woods, and spends her spare time drinking alone and cleaning her guns. Our Sergeant has trouble sleeping, and is haunted by flashbacks of her experiences in combat. She is a woman of few words, and the film often relies on silences and nuances to convey her inner turmoil.

One day, Our Sergeant is approached by a group of women who are staying at the resort for a bachelorette party. They ask her to lead them in a mock boot camp workout, which involves strenuous exercise and hazing rituals. Our Sergeant is initially reluctant, but is eventually persuaded to lead the group. Although the workout initially seems harmless, it triggers memories of the brutal treatment she received during her own boot camp training, and she becomes increasingly agitated.

As the film progresses, Our Sergeant struggles more and more with her memories of war and with her conflicted feelings about being a Marine. She seeks solace in the natural world, spending long hours in the woods and swimming in the lake. She becomes close to a local vet, who recognizes her struggles and tries to help her find her way back to herself.

Blood Stripe is a powerful film that examines the psychological impact of war on soldiers, particularly women, and the difficulty they face when trying to reintegrate into civilian life. It is a tense and unsettling film, with a sense of unease building throughout as we sense the turmoil within Our Sergeant. The performances from the cast are raw and powerful, with particular commendation to lead actress Kate Nowlin, who delivers an impressive and nuanced performance as Our Sergeant.

Overall, Blood Stripe is an impressive and thought-provoking film that tackles an often under-explored subject. It is a must-watch for anyone with an interest in studying the effects of war on those who fight it, and those left behind to pick up the pieces.

Blood Stripe is a 2017 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 70.

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    1 hr 32 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (210)
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