After a failed assassination attempt, a soldier finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical tolls of the treacherous conditions.
In the middle of the desert, an area filled with 33 million blast mines scattered everywhere, marine sniper Sergeant Mike Stevens is on a mission to locate and neutralize the leader of a terrorist cell. After three months and six days in the desert, one single moment of hesitation is enough to blow the entire mission, and now Sergeant Stevens is stranded in a hostile guerrilla territory all alone, and to make matters worse, with his left foot on an active mine. Against the harsh environment, without water, the sergeant must stay glued to the spot and use his Marine training, his resourcefulness and his perseverance for the next 52 hours until a convoy arrives in his area. Between the scalding heat of the day and the freezing cold of the night, if Sergeant Stevens wants to survive, he must fight not only the mighty forces of nature but also the greatest adversary of them all: himself.Written by
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[looking at the warning sign in Arabic letters in his hand]
In the last forty years, there have been eight thousand declared conflicts. There's thirty three million landmines buried in this area.
[smiles widely in disbelief, then chuckles]
Landmines? Oh I like it when you get optimistic, Mike.
[doesn't say anything but carefully scans the area with his eyes]
Okay, now you listen Mr. Wikipedia. You can find all kinds of stuff in the desert. Look at the condition that sign is in, okay, who knows ...
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As soon as I saw the cover of the DVD i was hooked.
And rightly so. This movie was absolutely stunning in every way. I am glad i never listen to the critics.
The music was beautiful , the acting superb , the story and scenery were all excellent but yet some people feel the need to traduce it because its not full of action and they knew what was coming.
It never was an action film but focused more on human frailty by centering itself on the human element of the main protagonists life and really pulled out all the stops , its one of the best films i have seen this year.
If a film can evoke emotion from the audience and it did with me then its a winner in my book. Armie Hammer pulled it off well and his acting ability is proved for me in this film although Clint Dyer nearly stole the show!
Don't listen to the critics , go view this I guarantee you wont be disappointed if you are looking for more than a war film with loads of CGI , Violence , Swearing and nudity. If you are looking for a bit more then this is for you!
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