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Jirga

2018

Drama / War

5.9

Synopsis

Former Australian soldier, Mike Wheeler, returns to Afghanistan, seeking redemption from the family of a civilian man he killed during the war.

Director

Benjamin Gilmour

Cast

Sam Smith
as Mike Wheeler
Mohammad Mosam
as Dress Shop Owner
Kefayat Lag Humani
as Antiques Dealer
Naqibullah Khan Shinwari
as Hotel Receptionist
Sharif Ullah
as Bell Boy
Muhammad Shah Majroh
as Colonel Rafiq

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by andrewbunney 9 /10

Beautifully crafted thriller; concise, powerful and compelling

Set and shot in Afghanistan, Jirga is the story of former Australian soldier, Mike (played brilliantly by Sam Smith), who returns to Afghanistan after three years to find the family of a civilian he accidentally killed during the war. Seeking forgiveness, he gets a driver to take him from Kabul to Taliban held Kandahar where he puts his life in the hands of the village justice system - the Jirga.

Told with the intimacy and realism of a documentary, this is actually a drama set against the background of the immense Afghan landscape; sharp mountains, buttes, stony deserts and dust. But there are also surreal moments in a pristine, blue lake with a pink swan paddle boat. The young Australian is the outsider and definitely no longer in the dominant position he was. It's a measured story of the meeting of cultures and a perspective on Australia's longest war that we have not seen before. The action throws up moral and ethical choices for all, making this beautifully crafted thriller concise, powerful and compelling. The portrayals are rich and the characters are easy to identify with, the camera work superb. Jirga is highly recommended and this week's Movie Of The Week Let's Go To The Pictures Three D Radio, Adelaide

Reviewed by rachelriley 9 /10

Full of suspense and contemplation

Great meditation on repentance and forgiveness of an Aussie ex soldier. I loved seeing the landscapes of Afghanistan and it's people in this gentle and nuanced film. A film about peace and connection with a good dose of suspense and little moments of humour for good measure

Reviewed by cbodhinath 9 /10

A beautiful compelling movie

A suspenseful and moving film. A wonderful piece of work. An eye opener for people who doesn't know anything about Afghanistan and it's people. The actors are amazing and you don't feel like you are a watching a movie. A must see. Highly recommended.

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