Christian’s Bale mesmerising performance in Werner Herzog’s ‘Rescue Dawn’ (Pathé, €24.99) at times makes for difficult viewing.
Bale plays US fighter pilot Dieter Dengler, who is taken prisoner in Laos when his plane crash lands. When he is united with fellow prisoners Duane (Steve Zahn) and Gene (Jeremy Davies), he rebels against their shattered spirits and is determined to escape.
What Bale has to endure in his battle for freedom makes for some difficult moments, and Bale is never afraid to go the extra mile for maximum effect. The result is an astonishing, absorbing release, brilliantly directed by Herzog, who also provides an audio commentary.
There are also seven deleted scenes and five featurettes, although watching the film is exhausting enough!
Source: Breaking News