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The Wakhan Front (Ni le ciel ni la terre)

Clément Cogitore

The Wakhan is a mountain range between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The rugged and inaccessible no-man's-land is a hide-out for Taliban fighters. NATO commander Antarès Bonnassieuis determined to complete his mission: He has to establish order and security at the “end of the world”. His soldiers monitor mountain tops and shepherds. Only rarely does a warning shot disrupt the silence. Military routine – until one night when two soldiers disappear under mysterious circumstances. Bonnassieu starts searching. When the Taliban, too, lose men, cluelessness ensues: Is there a natural explanation – or is the Wakhan an Afghan Bermuda Triangle? *Clément Cogitore* breaks with genre limitations in his feature film debut. Military rationality is challenged by supernatural forces. In a subtly philosophical manner, The *_Wakhan Front_* poses the question of power between human and nature.

"Review on Variety.com":http://variety.com/2015/film/festivals/the-wakhan-front-review-1201498733/

31 March 2016

20:00 h,

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Direction Clément Cogitore
Year F/BEL 2015
Duration 100 min
Language French/Arabic original with subtitles
Production Jean-Christophe Reymond
Cast Jérémie Renier, Kévin Azaïs, Swann Arlaud, Marc Robert, Finnegan Oldfield, Clement Bresson, Sam Mirhosseini, u.a.
Camera Sylvain Verdet
Script Thomas Bidegain, Clément Cogitore
Editing Isabelle Manquillet

Germany premiere