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Kandahar Break (2009)

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In 1999, a British mine clearance engineer working for the Taliban government in Afghanistan must flee the country when he becomes embroiled in a deadly game of intrigue and betrayal.

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Richard Lee
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Ashiq Khan
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In 1999, a British mine clearance engineer working for the Taliban government in Afghanistan must flee the country when he becomes embroiled in a deadly game of intrigue and betrayal.

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17 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Afghanistan War - Festung des Todes  »

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The film was shot on the Afghan-Pakistan border, near the city of Quetta. It was the first western film ever to be made in this autonomous tribal area of Pakistan. See more »

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Omar Baloch: There's 2 things that English like more than their tea. Football and fucking, huh?
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what not to do in afghanistan
15 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

this film is an Islamic morality tale with two lessons.

one: is the oppressive nature of Islamic law.

two: is how dangerous the ignorance and arrogance of westerners can be in an Islamic country. and how that ignorance can create dangers beyond western comprehension.

and i saw it all coming within the first ten minutes. i cringed so much at the obvious outcome, that i fast forwarded to the end--an end that acted as a metaphor for the u.s. led invasion.

this script does not work in a post 9/11 west--which is no doubt why it was set in a pre 9/11 afghanistan. i can't imagine anyone out there who is not familiar with Islamic oppression, as it has been constantly publicized by western powers to justify the intervention.

overall, this movie is not worth the time it takes to watch it. and i love war movies. it's not worth watching, unless it preaches to a choir to which you belong.


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