In September 2006, a 3 man patrol of Paras sets off from their outpost overlooking Kajaki Dam in southern Afghanistan, to engage the Taliban. As they make their way across a dried out river bed one of them steps on a mine left from the Russian intervention some 25 years before. His colleagues rush to his aid only to find they are surrounded by mines and every move threatens serious injury or death.
Andrew de Lotbiniere
A film about bravery, courage, heroism and the ultimate sacrifice.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for disturbing and graphic depiction of war injuries, and for pervasive language
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Did You Know?
At the film's first test screening, director Paul Katis
was initially depressed as the audience traipsed out without saying a word. He thought that they didn't like the film, when in fact they were traumatized by what they had just seen. See more
When the initial patrol approach the minefield, an SA80 rifle is seen with both the SUSAT sight fitted and the Iron Sights Fore Sight also fitted. This is incorrect, if the rifle has a SUSAT sight, the Iron Sight Fore Sight is always removed. See more
The initial credits show photos of the actors and recent photos of the characters they played, as well as giving brief detail of their lives after the action in the film, as well as mentioning gallantry medals received. See more
Happy Birthday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill
and Mildred J. Hill
Sung by the soldiers in the wadi. See more