Friday, August 26, 2016
Kamp Holland (Directed by Paval Conen) ****
In Afghanistan, Dutch soldiers find themselves under an unexpected attack. It's nighttime. One seemingly innocent yet sneaky member of the Taliban is slowly approaching the two-tank convoy. The Dutch commander awaits to hear orders from his sergeant: should he shoot or hold fire? But they never come; the sergeant is mute and out of sight. A decision is made with a disastrous outcome.
One soldier ends up getting killed, and the group is devastated – each knowing that a lie is tearing them apart.
The results pit the sergeant and the commander into a brooding conflict whose ending is more surprising than any screenwriter could imagine. This is a high action drama with a taut script matched by superb acting.