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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.Written by
Andrew de Lotbiniere
Kajaki Damn, the place the cast and the real servicemen were positioned to protect, was important as a fourth turbine was due to be installed and bring power to most of the province, due to the danger of the area, and high enemy activity, this fourth turbine was never assembled, and the parts remain there to this day. See more »
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Never reviewed a movie been on this for 10 years. 10 stars.
I've never seen a movie capture what it is to be a soldier better. British, American or whatever. Watch this - it's history not a film.
There have been many films made about Afghanistan/Iraq over the last few years and they are all afforded a degree of Hollywood Licencing. The Hurt Locker being an excellent example, almost good but ruined by pandering to a less intelligent audience.
If I was asked to describe what being a soldier is I could only ever point to this film. There is nothing there that is overdone or underdone.
It just is what it is meant to be.
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