Watch: Rescue Dawn 2006 123movies, Full Movie Online – In 1965, while bombing Laos in a classified mission, the propeller plane of the German-American US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler is hit and crashes in the jungle. Dieter is arrested by the peasants, tortured by the Vietcong and sent to a prisoner camp, where he meets five other mentally deranged prisoners and guards. He becomes close to Duane and organizes an escape plan; however, the unstable Gene opposes to Dieter’s plan. When they discover that there is no more food due to the constant American bombings in the area and their guards intend to kill them, Dieter sets his plan in motion. However, an unexpected betrayal splits the group and Dieter and Duane find that the jungle is their actual prison..
Plot: A US Fighter pilot’s epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
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Straightforward and impressive.
A no-nonsense(no bragging about ‘Uncle Sam’) and sombre depiction of a spasming survival. While the film has a few disturbing historical inaccuracies, the whole experience is gripping. I guess after ‘Platoon’, I was impressed by this movie’s jungle ‘fear-factor’, the cinematography deserves applause. The background score gives justice to the setting of the movie. Christian Bale has put his heart into the role and well supported by the rest of the cast. There are these rare ‘straight stories’ that make a mark in a gentleman’s way, this movie is one …
Don’t bail on this one
It’s no ‘Saving Private Ryan’ or ‘Platoon’, but Werner Herzog’s Rescue Dawn is smart and engaging enough to be worth watching for a look at humanity and survival.
Rescue Dawn is the story of Dieter Dengler, an American pilot who in 1965 crashed his plane in Laos during the Vietnam war. He was then held prisoner along with a handful of other individuals, until he led them to escape. He then had to survive the jungle during the flood season, with little to eat and no shoes, but he was eventually rescued.
The premise is simple enough, and the execution by Herzog is competent, but it does have its weakness. While Rescue Dawn may be adventurous, it is not necessarily a powerful film like Platoon. One problem for example is how the Vietcong soldiers are portrayed as dumb jerks rather than tough fighters. There is little in the way of heavy drama, tension or brutality, although it does have its moments. The characterization and acting on the other hand is superb. Christian Bale gives a strong performance, and one that is far more colorful then his portrayal of Batman with his over the top Robbie Benson type voice.
The photography of the jungle is illustrious, and it really gives the viewer an idea of how hard the film crew must’ve worked. The camera is place directly in rapids, mud slides, acres of thick vines for some effective shots.
Werner Herzog is a strange filmmaker, but an interesting thinker. His body of work shows a man who knows how to tell compelling stories about people. This one may not be as emotional as ‘Grizzly Man’ or as surreal as ‘The Wild Blue Yonder’, but Rescue Dawn is a story that does shine through.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr (120 min)
Genre Adventure, Biography, War
Director Werner Herzog
Writer Werner Herzog
Actors Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies
Country United States, Luxembourg
Awards 1 win & 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 235, Zeiss Super Speed and Ultra Prime Lenses, Arriflex 435, Zeiss Super Speed and Ultra Prime Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Zeiss Super Speed, Ultra Prime and Cooke Cinetal Lenses, Moviecam SL, Zeiss Super Speed and Ultra Prime Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (film processing), Oriental Post, Bangkok, Thailand (film developing), Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, Burbank (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,460 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Super F-64D 8522, Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 400T 8583)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical)