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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Owain Arthur
Nicholas Beveney
Daniel Fraser
Alex McNally
Directors
Tom Petch
Screenwriters
Tom Petch
Running Time
83 minutes

The Patrol
All Quiet On The Middle Eastern Front


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The Patrol

Plot
Helmand Province, 2006. A British Army unit at the front line of the war with the Taliban begins to fray under the stress of combat. As Sergeant Campbell (Beveney) tries to rally his men, poor equipment and an unseen and lethal enemy grind them down.


Verdict
Don't expect the against-the-odds bravado of a Zulu here. This is an unsparing and occasionally bleak look at the frustrations of fighting an unwinnable war with inadequate gear.


Reviewed by Patrick Peters

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