Kajaki: The True Story

2014 • 108 minutes
360 reviews
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About this movie

BAFTA nominated ‘Kajaki: The True Story’ follows a small unit of British soldiers positioned on a ridge overlooking the Kajaki Dam in Helmand Province in 2006. Acclaimed across the board and declared as the ‘British Hurt Locker’ (Charles Gant, 'Heat'), never before has the brutality of war been so beautifully shot in this tense and powerful story of a three-man patrol unit who sets out to disable a Taliban roadblock. Faced with unimaginable terrain and miles from home, this band of brothers end up in a dried out river bed where one of their unit detonates a land mine, resulting in life changing injuries. Confronted with adversity, the rest of the unit does what they do best; they do not give in. Setting in motion a desperate and determined rescue mission, where time is against them if they are going to survive the aftermath of this deadly mine strike. From the BAFTA & Academy Award Winning producer of ‘The King’s Speech’, ‘Kajaki the True Story' ‘… may well be the best war film ever made’ (Jeremy Clarkson, 'The Sun').

Ratings and reviews

360 reviews
Mark Farmer
November 28, 2015
Superbly filmed and acted. So much more than the usual American war film we are used to. No overblown story line to make it more "attractive" to audiences. Tense, sad, and surprisingly funny, all at the same time. Kajaki left me emotionally shattered and full of respect for all of the armed forces. God bless 'em all.
Finlay Marshall
July 22, 2015
Well acted and over all brilliant. Very tense throughout and it does make you think about the sacrifices made, very brave men. I'd watch it again. Overall one of the best war films I've seen in a while that is based on a true story, just absolutely gripping, this deserves more than 5 stars.
Jamie Shrive
August 2, 2015
Fantastic movie that focuses on real heroism rather than mowing enemies down. The acting is top notch, the script well written and the atmosphere really drags you into the atrocious situation faced by these brave men. If you get British humour, it adds a sprinkle of fun too!