Afghanistan Xnxx

The Network (2013)

Title: The Network (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-09-27 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Television
IMDB: IMDB Link

This compelling and eye-opening doc follows Afghanistan's first independent television network, TOLO TV, and the group of family members and dedicated staff behind it. Launched in 2004, TOLO TV has grown to be Afghanistan's largest and most successful television network employing over 800 Afghans, producing news, current affairs, drama, comedy, music, and lifestyle programs. But as the country faces the impending withdrawal of foreign troops, and with security rapidly deteriorating, the film reveals an uncertain future for the network and its employees, many of whom are women. Featuring interviews with TOLO TV founder Saad Mohseni and former Viacom CEO Tom Freston. (c) FilmBuff

The Outsider (2014)

Title: The Outsider (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 2014-06-16 (DVD)
2014-02-07 (Theater)
Cast: Jason Patric James Caan Craig Fairbrass Shannon Elizabeth Johnny Messner
Genre: Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

A British mercenary scours L.A. for his missing daughter with the help of a seasoned inner-city detective in this gritty action thriller. Lex Walker (Craig Fairbrass) is fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan when he is summoned to L.A. to identify his daughter Sam's remains. When the sheet at the morgue is pulled back, however, Lex is alternately shocked and relieved to see that it is not his little girl laid out on the slab. Yet the question remains - if this isn't his daughter, where has she gone? Convinced that his time to save Sam is quickly running out, Walker talks a local detective (Jason Patrick) into following the trail of clues straight to the wealthy internet entrepreneur (James Caan) who previously employed her. Later, with thugs and assassins closing in from all sides, Walker realizes that the only way to save his daughter is to use the skills he learned in Afghanistan on the mean streets of L.A. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

High Ground (2012)

Title: High Ground (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 92 min(s)
Release: 2012-11-06 (DVD)
2012-08-24 (Theater)
Cast: Steve Baskis Luis Benitez Brad Bull Sherman Bull Chad Butrick
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Eleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. With blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiters as their guides, they set out on an emotional and gripping climb to reach the top in an attempt to heal the emotional and physical wounds of the longest war in U.S. history.

Approaching Midnight (2013)

Title: Approaching Midnight (2013)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 86 min(s)
Release: 2013-10-08 (DVD)
2013-08-30 (Theater)
Cast: Sam Logan Khaleghi Jana Kramer Brandon T. Jackson Mia Serafino Dean Teaster
Genre: Drama Romance
IMDB: IMDB Link

Approaching Midnight is a gripping action-crime-drama that follows young Army staff sergeant Wesley Kent's return to his small town after being wounded in the war in Afghanistan. Coping with burying his best friend from the war (Brandon T. Jackson), he must now endure the news of the death of his girlfriend Aspen (Jana Kramer) who passed away in a car accident while he was away. Seeking information about her accident, his unanswered questions grow as he begins to uncover a web of mysterious circumstances, possible corruption and greed that may lead all the way to Aspen's father, the town's Mayor, and his run for Governor.

We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013)

Title: We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 127 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-05-24 (Theater)
Cast: Julian Assange Bradley Manning James Ball
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) takes the reins for this no-holds-barred look at one of the most unusual phenomena of early 21st century media. In 2006, an Iceland-based outfit called The Sunshine Press launched the website WikiLeaks.org. As run by Australian Internet activist Julian Assange, the site's mandate involved regularly publishing top-secret documents and covert information, often regarding governments and their respective military operations. As might be expected, this set off a firestorm between those who admired the organization's bravado and resourcefulness, and those who argued, not unjustly, that the dissemination of data regarding such events as the U.S. war in Afghanistan could put untold numbers of lives at risk. In We Steal Secrets, Gibney relays the story of the WikiLeaks website from the inside, and moves beyond black and white to penetrate a complex network of activity guided by courage and idealism but also allegedly guilty of ethical insensitivity and hypocrisy. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Lone Survivor (2013)

Title: Lone Survivor (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 121 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-12-27 (Theater)
Cast: Mark Wahlberg Ben Foster Emile Hirsch Taylor Kitsch Eric Bana
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

LONE SURVIVOR, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and survival directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) also stars Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. LONE SURVIVOR will be released by Universal Pictures in platform engagements on Friday, December 27, 2013, and will go wide on Friday, January 10, 2014. (c) Universal Pictures

The Patrol (2013)

Title: The Patrol (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2014-05-19 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Owain Arthur Nicholas Beveney Daniel B. Fraser Alex McNally Oliver Mott
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

Written and directed by Tom Petch, ex-Army, The Patrol 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.(c) Official Site

The Kill Team (2014)

Title: The Kill Team (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 79 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-07-25 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

When Private Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan, witnessed members of his platoon murder innocent civilians (planting weapons on the corpses to make it appear as though they were terrorists), he attempted to alert the military to these heinous war crimes with the help of his father. But Winfield's pleas went unheeded. Left on his own and with threats to his life, Private Winfield was himself drawn into the moral abyss, forced to make a split-second decision that would change his life forever. (c) Official Site

The Hornet’s Nest (2014)

Title: The Hornet's Nest (2014)
Rated: R
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-06 (Theater)
Cast: Mike Boettcher Carlos Boettcher
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Hornet's Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan's most hostile valleys. The film culminates with what was planned as a single day strike turning into nine intense days of harrowing combat against an invisible, hostile enemy in the country's complex terrain where no foreign troops have ever dared to go before. Two embedded journalists, a father and son, bravely followed the troops through the fiercest and most blood-soaked battlegrounds of the conflict. What resulted is an intensely raw feature film experience that will give audiences a deeply emotional and authentic view of the heroism at the center of this gripping story. (c) Freestyle

Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Times of Tim Hetherington (2013)

Title: Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Times of Tim Hetherington (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 79 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-04-12 (Theater)
Cast: Tim Hetherington
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

On April 20, 2011, shortly after the release of his documentary RESTREPO - and only six weeks after attending the Oscar ceremony as a nominee - photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington was killed by mortar fire in the city of Misrata, Libya, where he'd been covering the civil war. He bled out in the back of a pick-up truck while being raced to the hospital, comforted by a Spanish photojournalist who was holding his hand and trying to keep him awake. Those moments ended a brilliant ten-year career in which Hetherington not only covered such dramatic frontline stories as Liberia and Afghanistan, but also transcended the conventional boundaries of image-making to become one of the most important journalists of his generation. (c) Official FB

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2013)

Title: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-01-17 (Theater)
Cast: Chris Pine Keira Knightley Peter Andersson Kevin Costner Kenneth Branagh
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

Based on the character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, "Jack Ryan" is a global action thriller set in the present day. This original story follow a young Jack (Chris Pine) as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot. The story follows him from 9/11, through his tour of duty in Afghanistan, which scarred him forever, and into his early days in the Financial Intelligence Unit of the modern CIA where he becomes an analyst, under the guardianship of his handler, Harper (Kevin Costner). When Ryan believes he's uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life andthose of countless others, while also trying to protect the thing that's more important to him than anything, his relationship with his fiancee Cathy (Keira Knightley). (c) Paramount

The Invisible War (2012)

Title: The Invisible War (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-20 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within our US military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire with the number of assaults in the last decade alone in the hundreds of thousands. Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of several young women, the film reveals the systemic cover up of the crimes against them and follows their struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. The Invisible War features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm conditions that exist for rape in the military, its history of cover-up, and what can be done to bring about much needed change. -- (C) Official Site

Essential Killing (2010)

Title: Essential Killing (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 83 min(s)
Release: 2012-01-24 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Vincent Gallo Emmanuelle Seigner Stig Frode Henriksen
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

A soldier must fight for his own survival as well as the cause of his people in this powerful drama from acclaimed Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski. A pair of American security operatives (Zach Cohen and Iftach Ofir) are on patrol in Afghanistan when they stumble upon a Taliban fighter (Vincent Gallo), who kills them despite his terror and nervousness. While trying to escape, the Afghan is captured by American forces; he's tortured during interrogation, but doesn't tell the Americans anything, in part because an explosion has made it difficult for him to hear what they're saying. The Americans ship the Afghan off to a detention facility with a number of other Taliban soldiers, but upon arrival he's able to escape. However, the Afghan finds himself in a forbidding snowbound climate, and with no provisions or warm clothing he struggles to simply survive as he avoids his pursuers and struggles to find some way to get home. Shot with very little dialogue (and almost none delivered by leading man Gallo), Essential Killing received its North American premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Severe Clear (2010)

Title: Severe Clear (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 93 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-24 (DVD)
2010-03-12 (Theater)
Cast: Mike Scotti
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

A critically acclaimed, powerful and emotionally charged new film takes "embedded" to an entirely new level like no documentary on war before. An unrelenting account of frontline battle by U.S. Marines during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Severe Clear is a uniquely intimate, extreme, often horrific portrait of war.

The story of 1st Lt. Mike Scotti - who filmed with a mini-cam, sharing his thoughts through entries in a battlefield journal - this gritty film is like no other. Capturing the chaos and complexity of war, SEVERE CLEAR personifies the fear, turmoil, moral conundrum, heart-pounding reality and sheer adrenaline rush of combat.

Follow Scotti, a combat veteran from the war in Afghanistan, and other members of 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, as they are deployed after 9/11 for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Through their eyes - as they engage Taliban forces - we witness the raw sounds of war during a harrowing 300-mile charge to Baghdad, where resistance to their presence escalates.

As patriotism and youthful enthusiasm are paled by the brutal horrors of war ... each of them is forced to cope with life in the trenches.

Armadillo (2010)

Title: Armadillo (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-18 (DVD)
2011-04-15 (Theater)
Cast: Ronnie Fridthjof Sara Stockmann
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

ARMADILLO is an astute exploration of the culture of war. Director Janus Metz follows Danish soldiers fighting the Taliban in the Helmand province of southern Afghanistan with sophisticated visual artistry rarely achieved under such raw conditions. Building his film around the characters within the platoon, Metz allows us to witness how war transforms the different personalities, and the group, approaching his subjects with an intimacy equal to that of fiction. The active military base "Armadillo" houses a mix of 170 Danish and British soldiers in the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) who are responsible for providing security to the surrounding area and eliminating the Taliban insurgency. Metz follows his subjects through an entire tour of duty, creating an unforgettable portrait of the reality of military life on the front lines. Documenting both the boredom and horror of warfare, Metz shows us the soldiers playing video games and laughing at pornography, struggling to communicate with disillusioned civilians, and killing a group of Taliban soldiers found hiding in a trench. The film avoids judgments for or against the war, and instead shows the soldiers struggling to maintain their humanity in a world filled with violence.-- (c) New Yorker

Hell and Back Again (2011)

Title: Hell and Back Again (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 2012-01-24 (DVD)
2011-10-05 (Theater)
Cast: Nathan Harris Ashley Harris Christian Cabaniss Eric Meador Edward Hubbard
Genre: Documentary Action & Adventure Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

A master filmmaker and photographer, Danfung Dennis follows 25-year-old Marine Sgt. Nathan Harris on his most difficult mission: coming home after being seriously wounded in Afghanistan. Embedded with Harris's unit during their assault on a Taliban stronghold, Dennis brilliantly toggles between the intense experience of war, stunningly photographed by the director himself, and the challenges of re-adjusting to civilian life in small town North Carolina. Hell and Back Again brings the war home in ways that make gun-toting soldiering look like a day at the beach compared with the physical and psychic scars that manifest upon returning home. -- (C) Docurama

The Veteran (2011)

Title: The Veteran (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2012-04-10 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Toby Kebbell Brian Cox Tony Curran
Genre: Action & Adventure Art House & International Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

The Black Tulip (2012)

Title: The Black Tulip (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 116 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-26 (Theater)
Cast: Haji Gul Aser Sonia Nassery Cole Walid Amini Somajia Razaya Hosna Tanha
Genre: Drama Kids & Family
IMDB: IMDB Link

After the Taliban is routed from Afghanistan in early 2001, the Mansouri family seizes the new window of freedom by opening a restaurant called "Poet's Corner," with an open microphone and an inviting platform for all to read poetry and tell their stories. This newfound hope proves to be fleeting as they struggle to maintain their lifestyle when encountering very real threats from lingering factions of the Taliban. (c) Official Site

Afghan Luke (2011)

Title: Afghan Luke (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 2012-05-15 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Nick Stahl Nicholas Wright Stephen Lobo Vik Sahay Colin Cunningham
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A frustrated reporter risks his job and his life to expose a shocking story about Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan. Luke is the kind of reporter who meticulously fact checks his work before submitting it for print, so when his editors reject an article detailing atrocities committed by Canadian soldiers against Afghani civilians, he indignantly quits. Subsequently offered a job writing about Afghani hashish for a high profile marijuana advocacy magazine, Luke returns to the war-torn country to conduct further research, but discovers that the situation has greatly deteriorated since his last visit. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Happy New Year (2012)

Title: Happy New Year (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-12-07 (Theater)
Cast: Michael Cuomo J.D. Williams Monique Gabriela Curnen
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Sgt. Cole Lewis, mentally and physically scarred by his time served in Iraq and Afghanistan, finds humanity, compassion and friendship in a group of similarly injured veterans in the psychiatric ward at a remote Veterans Hospital. Through humor and pathos, Lewis becomes a ray of hope in the ward, as the men find a way to combat their post-war grief. However, just as their luck starts to change, Lewis soon faces his fiercest battle yet. (c) Official Site