The Canadian unit portrayed in the movie as Anglophones were in reality primarily Francophones from the Quebec-based 22nd "Vingt Deuxième " Regiment who arrived in Kandahar in late 2010. See more »
When Paul Gross's patrol arrives at the safe house to meet with the Ghost for the first time, the first Afghan National Army (ANA) jeep has a .50 cal machine gun on the roof, but it's obvious that it wasn't attached as it's on its side and the actor tries to right it at one point. See more »
Name me one thing I've ever been wrong about!
...thinks for a moment... My sister?
...pause... Yeah, that was bad...
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The film's title doesn't appear on screen until the closing credits. See more »
A war tale told in a balanced way, from a uniquely Canadian perspective
This is an outstanding war film. As others have commented, it examines the Afghanistan conflict in a particularly Canadian way --- which means that each character has a distinct point of view and a unique place in the world. The film makes clear not only that each understands his/her situation differently, but also that each viewpoint merits the full weight of our attention and consideration. Both the nobility of sacrifice and the utter senselessness of war are captured. There have been many well-made recent films about our current conflict with the Islamic world. This is certainly one of the best of them.
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