MIFF: The Kill Team

War Action Drama Thriller


A portrayal of the immoral actions of a commanding officer and his soldiers implicated in war crimes.

Inspired by a documentary of the same name, "The Kill Team" is a disturbing recounting of the atrocities committed by members of a U.S. Army platoon; centred on the unenviable position of a young soldier and the quagmire that slowly engulfs him. As the paranoia of our lead escalates, so too does the tension and deranged moralities in a theatre of war. This is very much a film about a crisis of conscience, and serves as an important antidote to the collective amnesia about America's prolonged war in Afghanistan. The Murder Team.

Andrew O'Dea

MIFF 2019
87 mins