Jirga (2018)



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A modern morality tale about a former Australian soldier, Mike, who returns to Afghanistan to find the family of a civilian he accidentally killed during the war. Seeking forgiveness, he puts his life in the hands of the village justice system - the Jirga.


Samantha Smith
as Mike Wheeler

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

Unfortunately cryptic but nonetheless fascinating...

Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…
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The filmmaking could most charitably be described as artless, with a medley of shaky thousand-pixel close-ups providing a sense of detail that doesn't quite extend to the script.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The strain of making it sometimes shows, but [Jirga] is a quite remarkable piece of work all the same.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Jirga is a mesmerising Afghanistan-set drama exploring the consequences of war...

Dec 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Redemption and forgiveness are the themes of this potent drama in which a man is driven by his conscience...Unforgettable and powerful, this is a unique work with a pulsating heart.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Directed by Benjamin Gilmour (Son of a Lion) Jirga is a little film with a lot to say. Shot on location and making the most of the stark, surreal beauty of its landscapes, Smith's lonely soldier is a study of moral determination driven by inner suffering.

Nov 4, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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