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Watch: Ethan Hawke Longs For a ‘Good Kill’

Watch: Ethan Hawke Longs For a 'Good Kill'

From the trenches of World War I, to the napalm drops during Vietnam, to the use of drones today, modern warfare has evolved to put the human component as far away from the action as possible. 
Andrew Nicole’s “Good Kill” examines the lives of soldiers who never face their enemy. Instead, the only action they get includes pushing buttons from behind a desk; just like playing a video game. Yet, despite being remarkably close to a first-person shooter, their games have real consequences.
The film stars Ethan Hawke as an Air Force pilot who actually begins to miss the contact of combat when he’s relegated to flying drones. 
The official synopsis out of the Toronto International Film Festival reads: “A Las Vegas-based fighter pilot turned drone pilot fights the Taliban by remote control for 12 hours a day, then goes home to the suburbs and feuds with his wife and kids for the other 12. But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Or is he fighting a war without end?”
IFC picked up the film for U.S. distribution, but no release date has yet been set. Check out the international trailer below:


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