Disheartened when his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke (Nick Stahl) quits his job but is even more determined to return to Afghanistan... See full summary »
Disheartened when his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke (Nick Stahl) quits his job but is even more determined to return to Afghanistan to get the real story. With his offbeat buddy, Tom (Nicolas Wright), tagging along, Luke returns to Afghanistan and intends to gather enough evidence to get his old story into print. But he soon finds that the country is an even more dangerous place than when he left. To make matters worse, his old friend and fixer, Mateen (Stephen Lobo) has been hired away by Luke's journalistic nemesis, Imran Sahar (Vik Sahay). Soon the trip for Luke and Tom in Afghanistan turns into a surreal and perilous adventure, a journey into an alternate reality, filtered through a haze of gun smoke. Written by
Excellent! I do believe one can remark it a masterpiece chiefly for those who are fascinated in Afghanistan and its history. Nick Stahl and Nicolas Wright starred fabulously. I do believe this film can be compared to the 'KITE RUNNER' but in different scopes. Through the film, you can see some landscapes which they can be compared to the novel of 'a short walk in Hindu-Kush' and understand the horrifying changes through the war. This movie is very powerful in its dialogs mainly Afghans. For some it may be a boring story for its themes but if analyzed more, it will be clear-cut that all items are professionally arranged for the people to get the meanings even the walks!But there is something negative! The way foreigners treat afghans is not appropriate in some scenes. But the epiphany and suspense in this film (esp. in the main characters) is very nice and powerful.
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