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‘Last Flag Flying’ review: Heartfelt war tale tells of a father’s loss

With its well-drawn characters (a Linklater trademark) and mood of quiet restraint, “Last Flag Flying” touches the heart at a deep level.” asserts seattletimes.com. The most powerful image in “Last Flag Flying” is a man, a father, sitting on a folding chair beside a casket in the featureless white-painted interior of a warehouse building.With its well-drawn characters and mood of quiet restraint, “Last Flag Flying” touches the heart as it tells the story of a grieving father taking his son, killed in the Iraq war, home for burial.He’s insisted on having the casket opened so he can see his son for the last time.The casket contains the body of his son, home from war.

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