A tense war thriller, recounting an inspiring but shocking episode in recent British war history. The film depicts an incident involving a group of soldiers, mostly from the British Army’s 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment [3 Para], stationed at the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan in 2006. After one member of a three man patrol detonated a land mine, blowing off his leg, his fellow soldiers rushed to his rescue, only to find themselves trapped in an unmarked minefield, a relic of the Russian invasion of the 1980s, knowing that any movement in and out risked certain injury and possible death. Out of this harrowing day came extraordinary tales of bravery, selflessness and heroism, but also tragic consequences, for leader Corporal Mark Wright and his comrades, who risked their own lives to help each other.
Certificate: 15 Distributor: Alchemy Releasing
Dir. Paul Katis, UK, 2014, 108 mins
Cast: Mark Stanley, David Elliott, Scott Kyle, Benjamin O’Mahony, Grant Kilburn, Liam Ainsworth, Malachi Kirby, Paul Luebke