Director Brian De Palma takes the Iraq War film Redacted one step from the Hollywood mainstream and glossy neo-noir films, with which he had occupied himself with in recent years, to a deep political, provocative and socio-critical works that also challenges the cinematic conventions. In a documentary style reminiscent of today's news, blogs, YouTube and other digital media, he tells the story about US soldiers' abuse of power. The film is based on a real event that shook the world in 2006, when it was revealed that US soldiers raped and murdered a fourteen year old girl, executed her family in Iraq and then burned the corpses. The film reconstructs an extremely frightening and terrifying story. Despite criticized and even censured, it won, among other awards, the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival.