To make the movie, filmmaker Paul Gross spent time in Afghanistan talking to soldiers, and was struck by how his experience, and the war, was “nothing like I thought it would be” and “agendas are in constant opposition to one another.” In short, there was a movie in it.
So he wanted to tell the story despite the “terrible challenge” of making a war movie. Gross has film credits to his name like Barney’s Version, Passchendaele, and Men with Brooms. He and Newfoundland’s Allan Hawco worked together on CBC’s The Republic of Doyle.
For a complex story, the movie has a simple description: “three different men, three different worlds, three different wars – all stand at the intersection of modern warfare – a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.”
There’s basically three storylines at play: a sniper, fighting the war, an intelligence officer, piecing together its moves, and a vital Afghan they’re trying to work with.
Catch it at your local Cineplex theatre, starting Friday Oct. 9th.