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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/

3 April 2016

16:00 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