The footage seen between scenes of vehicles, Afghan soldiers, etc. were actually shot in Kandahar during the final combat deployment. 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 »
*Repeated line* Haji, what the f*ck are you doing?
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The film's title doesn't appear on screen until the closing credits. See more »
Play That Funky Music
Performed by Leif Garrett
Written by Rob Parissi (as Robert W. Parissi)
Courtesy of Sweet City Records Inc., o/b/o itself, and, as administrator of RWP Music
Master Recording Courtesy of Cleopatra Records Inc. 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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