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Jirga (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Jirga movingly depicts the weight of a soldier's grief -- and the human capacity for change and forgiveness in the wake of awful tragedy.

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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.

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A remarkable truthfulness shepherds Benjamin Gilmour's tightly written and conscientiously produced drama "Jirga" as it renders an image of Afghanistan not as a ravaged battleground but as an arrestingly rich land.

August 1, 2019 | Full Review…

This movie is undeniably a remarkable achievement. You wish it had just a little more dramatic heft.

July 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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

January 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Unfortunately cryptic but nonetheless fascinating...

December 10, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a fine film, even without the backstory. Gilmour shows a real empathy with the Afghani non-actors. Their character and traditions are part of the subject, and both are surprising.

September 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

June 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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