Zero Dark Thirty
Thriller / Action / Drama
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Running time: 157 mins Released: 25th January 2013
About Zero Dark Thirty
A procedural drama about the hunt for and eventual execution of the world's most wanted man. After the September 11th attacks, young CIA agent Maya (Jessica Chastain) is being tutored in the ways of torture, and when she graduates to performing her own interrogations she has one goal: to catch Osama Bin Laden. She follows her instincts and slogs through delays and mistakes while her bosses begin to question her judgement and her capabilities. Eventually the work of her team culminates in an unbearably tense raid. Some viewers may find the torture scenes hard to watch, but the aggressive tactics of Maya's team are a means to an end, representative of the choices government and military have to make on a daily basis. Can they be justified? Or do their actions compromise the freedom that they're supposed to be protecting?