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The Patrol

The Patrol
  • 2013
  • UK/Morocco
  • 83 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tom Petch
  • Cast: Owain Arthur, Nicholas Beveney, Daniel Fraser
  • UK release: 7 February 2014

When a British Army patrol ventures into the heartlands of Afghanistan with low ammo and poor equipment, and one of them is seriously injured in an attack, the soldiers begin to question the rationale for their own mission. Well-executed, slow-burning drama that shows major promise in both the cast and writer/director Petch.

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The Patrol

4 Feb 20143 stars

A low-key, low-budget antidote to the Hollywood approach to soldiers at war

With Morocco doubling effectively for Afghanistan, The Patrol is a low-budget British film from first time writer/director Tom Petch. Although working in an oversubscribed genre running from John Ford’s 1934 drama The Lost Patrol to Kathryn Bigelow’s…

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