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Kajaki: the True Story

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2014
  • Paul Katis
  • 103 mins
  • 15

Summary

War drama based on a true story, starring Mark Stanley and David Elliot. Afghanistan, 2006: while on patrol in Helmand province, a platoon of soldiers find themselves stranded in an unmarked minefield left over from the Russian occupation.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

In Helmand Province, Afghanistan, members of the British Parachute Regiment endure a living nightmare when they stumble into an unmarked minefield. A lethal initial blast also affects the medical and rescue team, who are keenly aware that one misplaced footstep will escalate the casualty figures. Driven by a diligent commitment to reality, the relatively unknown cast, first-time feature director Paul Katis and his expert prosthetic effects crew turn the unfolding events into a nerve-shredding experience. Indeed, the fact that it's mostly a story of man v minefield gives it a universal quality that allows us to set aside questions over Britain's Afghan mission, and concentrate instead on the loyalty, commitment and sacrifice of brave servicemen put in an impossible situation.

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Credits

Cast

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Corporal Mark WrightDavid Elliot (2)
Paul "Tug" HartleyMark Stanley
Stu PearsonScott Kyle
Stu HaleBenjamin O'Mahony
JonesyBryan Parry
SmudgeAndy Gibbins
SnoopMalachi Kirby
Jay DavisPaul Luebke
Spud McMellonAli Cook
Andy BarlowLiam Ainsworth
Luke MauroJon-Paul Bell

Crew

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DirectorPaul Katis

Details

Theatrical distributor
Alchemy Releasing
Released on
2014-11-28
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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