Another fine selection from this year's Philadelphia festival was the U.K. action-thriller, Kilo Two Bravo. The debut feature from Paul Katis marks an impressive showing from the budding filmmaker. He uses his modest resources wonderfully in this unforgettable heart-pounding war movie.
Set around the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan during 2006, a trio of U.K. soldiers set off to engage Taliban forces and find themselves trapped in a mine field. After an explosion alerts them of their surroundings and takes the limbs from one of the soldiers, they rely on the assistance of their unit to help rescue them from this unstable environment where the slightest misstep could cost them their lives.
Easily matching the intensity of Kathryn Bigelow's Best Picture winner, The Hurt Locker, Katis' Kilo Two Bravo is a suspenseful edge of your seat thrill ride that never wavers. Relentless in its discomfort for the audience, this harrowing true story is both a tale of unfortunate sadness and remarkable bravery. Supported by a phenomenal turn from Game of Thrones' Mark Stanley, Kilo Two Bravo is an overlooked festival darling that warrants nationwide distribution.