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Film Review: ‘Kajaki: The True Story’

28 November 2014 9:28 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If ever a film had no need for an in-title assertion of its fact-based nature, it’s British war pic “Kajaki: The True Story”: Few screenwriters would devise a battlefield scenario quite this spare and anxious. Covering an exceptionally grueling day in the collective life of a British army unit stationed near the eponymous Afghan dam in 2006, Paul Katis’ rigorously realized debut feature initially lulls unsuspecting viewers with its droll, authentic portrait of base camp routine, before a surprise excursion into a landmine-ridden riverbed steers matters sharply into urgent (and bloody) life-or-death territory. Comparable to Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” in its prioritization of ground-level experience over more generalized political commentary, “Kajaki’s” potential resonance is by no means limited to Blighty, where it opens theatrically on Nov. 28.  

From its Afghanistan-set band-of-brothers premise to its thorough closing montage of the story’s real-life subjects, “Kajaki” may put »

- Guy Lodge

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Kajaki Review

27 November 2014 10:19 AM, PST | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

In 2006, a group of British soldiers in Afghanistan, while on a routine patrol mission, stumbled across a dry river bed that, to their horror, turned out to be a mine field. With one of their comrades already falling victim to a mine, the rest of the soldiers banded together to make sure everybody survived, even as more of them began to fall to the explosives hidden beneath their feet. Kajaki, named after the strategically important dam the soldiers are stationed, isn't concerned with the gung-ho spirit of most war movies, instead being a much more grounded, character driven affair, exploring the brotherhood and horror born from the situation this handful of soldiers find themselves in. The actual conflict is always kept at arms length, usually observed through a rifle scope. The first act is superbly crafted as director Paul Katis and screen writer Tom Williams (Chalet Girl) take their time introducing our protagonists, »

- (Tom White)

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Kajaki gets charity previews

27 October 2014 3:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Revenue from premiere and previews of Aghan war film to go to military charities.

Afghan war thriller Kajaki. The True Story will get four preview screenings at Vue cinemas, which will raise money for four military charities supported by the production.

The film will get its London world premiere on November 12 before the filmmakers will direct-distribute the film under the banner of Alchemy Releasing.

All revenue from ticket sales for the premiere and pre-release screenings, and a portion of the profits from the film’s subsequent release, will go to military charities Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion, Walking With the Wounded and The Hashemite Commission for Disabled Soldiers.

The film depicts an incident involving a group of soldiers, mostly from the British Army’s 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment [3 Para], who were trapped in a minefield while stationed at the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan in 2006.

Paul Katis makes his feature directorial debut with the film, which »

- (Andreas Wiseman)

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BBC kids show set for big screen

3 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Movie adaptation of BBC teen magazine show Friday Download to begin shooting this week.

Friday Download, the BAFTA-winning kids TV show that begins its eighth series on Cbbc in the UK next month, is to be adapted for the big screen.

The Friday Download Movie will begin a four-week shoot on Sept 6, primarily in Wales, in and around Swansea.

It will be directed by John Henderson (The Borrowers) and the script has been written by Toby Davies, who has penned British TV series such as Yonderland, Crackanory and Sorry I’ve Got No Head.

Producers are Pilot Media directors Jules Elvins and Dan Shepherd (Chalet Girl, Mr Nice), and Jeremy Salsby of Saltbeef TV, who created the show. 

The film has been fully financed by Great Point Media, run by producers Jim Reeve and Robert Halmi Jnr.

International sales will be handled by Genesis Film Sales.

The TV series, which launched in 2011, is a weekly magazine show that »

- (Michael Rosser)

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Landmine drama Kajaki begins shoot

11 August 2014 5:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The King’s Speech producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin on board British soldier drama, which will be released as troops return from Afghanistan later this year.

Shooting began last week on Kajaki, a battlefield drama based on the true story of British soldiers who became trapped in a minefield in Afghanistan. The film will shoot on location in Jordan for six weeks.

Paul Katis will make his feature directorial debut with the film, which has been written by Tom Williams (Chalet Girl), and Gareth Ellis-Unwin, producer of The King’s Speech, is executive producer for Bedlam Productions.

Based on first-hand accounts, the film depicts an incident involving a group of soldiers - mostly from the British Army’s 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment [3 Para] - who were trapped in a minefield while stationed at the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan in 2006.

Set on one day during their six-month tour of Afghanistan, it begins with a small unit of soldiers who are »

- (Michael Rosser)

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Breathe In

1 August 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 12, 2014

Price: DVD $20.99, Blu-ray $24.99

Studio: Cohen Media

Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones fall prey to their passion in Breathe In.

Guy Pearce (Lockout) and Felicity Jones (Chalet Girl) star in the 2013 drama-romance Breathe In, concerning a restless married man who finds his emotional life rekindled by the arrival of a young apparent soul mate.

Middle-aged high school music teacher Keith Reynolds (Pearce) lives a comfortable if unexciting life in a suburb north of New York City with his wife Megan (Amy Ryan, Escape Plan) and teenage daughter Lauren (Mackenzie Davis, TV’s Halt and Catch Fire). His sleepy life  is re-energized when teenage British exchange student and piano prodigy Sophie (Jones) comes to stay with the family. The mutual attraction between teacher and student is immediate – despite the fact that Sophie is the same age as Lauren. When Keith and Sophie’s shared passion for music progresses to the next level, »

- Laurence

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