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Monday, 14 March 2016

KRIGEN [2015]

aka
A War

Hailing from Denmark writer/director Tobias Lindholm brings a very low-key approach to the war-crime drama, Krigen.
Lindholm regular Pilou Asbæk plays a Danish military commander, that makes a split-second decision, while fighting the Taliban that leads to violent results which may or may not be a war crime.  
The first half of the film focuses on the battle in Afghanistan and, although dry, has some pretty nail-biting moments that seem to populate every war film.  However the second half of the film manages to find it's footing a bit more as it turns into a courtroom drama that's filled with all sorts of complex topics brought to the table.  It's dryness makes it a little difficult to get emotionally invested in the story, which is a shame because there's plenty of heated feelings going on within the characters.

3 smoking seats out of 5

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