Monday 14th April 2014
Written and directed by Tom Petch, ex-Army, The Patrol, released on DVD on 21st April 2014 courtesy of Soda Pictures, takes a piercing look at the conflict in Afghanistan through the eyes of a British Army patrol who, alongside the Afghan Army, are fighting the Taliban, an invisible, deadly enemy.
When a Special Forces Operation prompts a Taliban counter attack in Helmand Province, the unit's three-day patrol hits double figures. Faced with low ammunition, injury and rising tensions under the command of a Captain who is out of touch with his men, the exhausted, disillusioned soldiers question their role in the war.
As the very first British feature film about the conflict in Afghanistan, The Patrol asks important questions about a war which has claimed the lives of 440 British servicemen and women to date, exceeding the Iraq war death toll. With the scheduled withdrawal of all NATO troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 these questions could not be more pertinent.
Examining the gritty realities of warfare, The Patrol uses fictional characters to explore the war in a way never seen before.
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