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Jirga (2018)

A modern morality tale about a former Australian soldier, Mike, who returns to Afghanistan to find the family of a civilian he accidentally killed during the war. Seeking forgiveness, he puts his life in the hands of the village justice system - the Jirga.
Duration: 78 min
Quality: HD
Release: 2018
IMDb: 5.9
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Critics Of "Jirga (2018)"
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September 06, 2018 Actually shot in Pakistan and Afghanistan, with some performers who themselves are former Taliban, there is an undeniable power to Jirga... But a cursory step back reminds us that Jirga would not pass muster in the court of basic plausibility.
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November 04, 2018 Directed by Benjamin Gilmour (Son of a Lion) Jirga is a little film with a lot to say. Shot on location and making the most of the stark, surreal beauty of its landscapes, Smith's lonely soldier is a study of moral determination driven by inner suffering.
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NOW Toronto
September 06, 2018 Busting up prejudices against Afghanistan's people is as high as this well-intentioned but morally simplistic white-guilt trip can aim.
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Sydney Morning Herald
September 26, 2018 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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December 13, 2018 Jirga is a mesmerising Afghanistan-set drama exploring the consequences of war...
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The Age (Australia)
January 04, 2019 The strain of making it sometimes shows, but [Jirga] is a quite remarkable piece of work all the same.
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The Australian
September 28, 2018 The Afghan landscape is imposingly photographed, as are the faces of the Afghan people, but as a coherent narrative, the film is lacking.
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Hollywood Reporter
June 29, 2018 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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December 10, 2018 Unfortunately cryptic but nonetheless fascinating...
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June 11, 2018 Its very existence seems to constitute an act of compassion.
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The Gate
September 06, 2018 Unafraid to let large portions of his brief, yet powerful film play out without much dialogue, Gilmour's film is one of the most bracingly original takes on the mental tolls caused by morally ambiguous wars.
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Urban Cinefile
November 15, 2018 Redemption and forgiveness are the themes of this potent drama in which a man is driven by his conscience...Unforgettable and powerful, this is a unique work with a pulsating heart.
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