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Afghan Luke (2011)

R | | Drama, War | 11 June 2011 (China)
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An experienced journalist risks returning to Afghanistan in pursuit of a sensational story.

Director:

Mike Clattenburg

Writers:

Patrick Graham (screen story), Douglas Bell (screen story) | 4 more credits »
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Stahl ... Luke Benning
Nicolas Wright ... Tom Holiday
Stephen Lobo ... Mateen
Steve Cochrane Steve Cochrane ... Sgt. Rick Cahoon
Pascale Hutton ... Elita
Vik Sahay ... Imran Sahar
Ali Liebert ... Miss Freedom
Parm Soor ... Ustad Mir
Lewis Black ... Lewis Black
Yuriy Sobeshchakov Yuriy Sobeshchakov ... Russian Pilot
Emmanuel Shirinian Emmanuel Shirinian ... Assad
Pablo Silveira Pablo Silveira ... Hamid
Torrance Coombs ... Davey
Ron Lea ... Mark
Timothy Webber ... Dr. Hinkley
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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 Barrie Dunn

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Everything is true but the facts

Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2011 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Afghan Luke and the Burgundy of Hash See more »

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Budget:

CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Great movie
25 September 2011 | by pingram-162-873703See all my reviews

This is a wonderful little movie. Directed and produced by the same guys as the Trailer Park Boys this is a completely different type of movie. Great work with the muted colours and the dust and dirt of Afghanistan. I don't know how they were able to make BC look like Afghanistan but it is believable and convincing in the movie. It is a little predictable and contrived in parts but the characters are believable and I was hooked in from the very beginning of the movie. The ending however was strong and didn't cave to be a predictable Hollywood want-a-be ending. This movie was easy to watch, easy to understand but still had enough subsistence to allow for great conversations afterwards.


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