The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker, a film about a US bomb disposal team, premieres in Venice this coming week. War correspondent Mark Boal wrote the script having been embedded with a bomb disposal team in Iraq in 2004. He talked to The Independent about the film,

“These men do this every day. The demands of the job are astonishing and there’s a psychology that exists among these soldiers which appears as if they’re addicted to highly stressful situations. There is nothing more momentous than making a life-or-death decision and these men make them 20 times a day.”
“Normal life starts to seem really boring in comparison. I visited some of them after they had come back to the United States. They were talking about wishing they could go back. They weren’t excited to be home.” link