Werner Herzog (Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo) offers up a fictionalized version of one of his previous documentaries (Little Dieter Needs to Fly). Christian Bale (Batman Begins) stars as real-life Navy flyer Dieter Dengler, who was shot down over Laos in the early days of the Vietnam conflict. Dieter ends up in a ranshackle POW camp trying to keep his tiny collection of fellow inmates from going stir crazy (which they pretty much already have). When conditions deteriorate, Dieter figures it's time to bust out. With the help of a fellow prisoner (Steve Zahn), he braves the green hell of the Laotian jungle. Despite the occasional harrowing moment, Rescue Dawn is an inspirational tale of survival.126 minutes PG-13.