Jirga

Jirga

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Jirga

A former Australian soldier travels to Afghanistan to seek forgiveness in this emotional drama from Benjamin Gilmour.

"Three years after an Australian army helicopter raid on a small village led to the killing of an unarmed man, former Australian soldier Mike (Sam Smith) returns to Afghanistan to find the victim’s family. Doggedly, he sets off on a perilous journey over a terrain where both the Taliban and ISIS are active. Mike is determined to make amends and so puts his life in the hands of the Jirga – the village justice system." (Sydney Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Mature themes78 minsAustraliaEnglish and Pashto with English subtitles
DramaFestival & Independent
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Its very existence seems to constitute an act of compassion.

4.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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It's a fine film, even without the backstory. Gilmour shows a real empathy with the Afghani non-actors. Their character and traditions are part of the subject, and both are surprising.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The filmmaking could most charitably be described as artless, with a medley of shaky thousand-pixel close-ups providing a sense of detail that doesn't quite extend to the script.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Its very existence seems to constitute an act of compassion.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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It's a fine film, even without the backstory. Gilmour shows a real empathy with the Afghani non-actors. Their character and traditions are part of the subject, and both are surprising.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The filmmaking could most charitably be described as artless, with a medley of shaky thousand-pixel close-ups providing a sense of detail that doesn't quite extend to the script.

0

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