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Hyena Road (2015)

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Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars - all stand at the intersection of modern warfare - a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.

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Travis
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General Rilmen
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Mary
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Hyena Road is centered around the Canadian Forces deployed in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The Forces are encountering resistance from insurgents as they construct "Hyena Road" deep into Taliban territory. Warrant Officer Ryan Sanders, the leader of a rifle squad, finds himself under heavy fire while on sentry duty on the road. After their assigned evacuation vehicles are unable to reach their location, the squad moves on foot and reaches a Pashtun village. There are harbored by a tribal elder in his home, who also sends the Taliban away after they attack the village with rockets while searching for the Canadians. Sanders and his squad evacuate the area and return to base, where his secret lover Captain Jennifer Bowman, a communications officer, is also stationed. Meanwhile, Captain Pete Mitchell, an intelligence officer, carries out normal duties as the road is constructed, with little help from the Canadian's Afghani allies. When he hears Sanders' story of the Afghani elder, he ... Written by markus1463

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Drama | War

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Rated R for bloody war violence, language throughout and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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9 October 2015 (Canada)  »

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Hyena Road: le chemin du combat  »

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$1,430 (USA) (11 March 2016)

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$1,430 (USA) (11 March 2016)
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Nanawatai (Pashto: "sanctuary") is a tenet of the Pashtunwali code of the Pashtun people. It allows a beleaguered person to enter the house of any other person and make a request of him which cannot be refused, even at the cost of the host's own life or fortune. See more »

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Although it's plausible, it's highly unlikely at the ending ramp ceremony that 39A and G9W (Gross) would have issued berets with the leather band. Their characters would likely have bought their own berets at this point in their career. See more »

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Pete: *Repeated line* Haji, what the f*ck are you doing?
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The film's title doesn't appear on screen until the closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (2015) See more »

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Performed by Troyce Key (feat Eddie Cochran)
Written by Robert C. Gardner and Troyce Key
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc. and © Universal Music Publishing Canada - 100% (UI)
With arrangement by Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Excellent Film. See it.
10 October 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is excellent film about modern warfare with convincing battle scenes, ramped up tension and incredible locations. Who are the good guys? Who are the bad guys? Very hard to tell in Afghanistan as Canadian soldiers do their duty, to little effect. In my view it is a superior film to the much hyped American Sniper. The performances were all very convincing and Paul Gross's direction was swift and to the point. The atmosphere of working in a very foreign land for the Canadian soldiers is very apparent. I found I cared about what they were doing, as I was frankly trying to figure out their mission. If you enjoyed films like Zero Dark Thirty or The Hurt Locker, you should see this film.


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