Killing Time (Entre Deux Fronts)

Lydie Wisshaupt-Claudel
2015 | 88 minutes | U.S.A., France, Belgium
U.S. Premiere | Director in Attendance

Nestled in the rocky Californian desert, a small military town called Twentynine Palms sits next to a large Marine Corps base that welcomes troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan all year round. On leave or already back in training, the young soldiers exist in a strange limbo. They kill time on base and in town, by themselves or among brothers in arms or family, but all in physical surroundings that constantly remind them of the war zones recently left behind. A deeply affecting study of the pains of returning from the battlefield, Killing Time juxtaposes soldiers’ inner turmoil with the banality of everyday life that may now seem forever foreign.