The Wakhan Front
2015, France, 100’, Color, French-Farsi
Director: Clement Cogitore
Cast: Jeremie Renier, Swann Arlaud, Marc Robert, Kevin Azais, Finnegan Oldfield, Clement Bresson, Sam Mirhosseini
2015 Cannes Film Festival Critics Week Grand Prize
2015 Cannes Film Festival Gan Foundation Support for Distribution
These are the fearless soldiers fighting Taliban. They can and will protect their flag and nation from every kind of danger… But what if they can’t see it coming?
As the withdrawal of troops approaches, Captain Antarès Bonassieu and his squad have been assigned a surveillance mission in a remote valley of Wakhan, on the border of Pakistan. Despite Antarès and his men’s determination, control of the secluded valley will slowly fall out of their hands. One dark night, soldiers begin to mysteriously disappear in the valley.