2017 | Canada | NR | 91 min.


Kirkbride at the Commons Fri, Jul 28, 2017 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Fiction
Release Year:2017
Runtime:91 min.
Production Country:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jason Bourque
Produced by:Sefton Fincham
Ken Frith
Screenwriter:Paul A. Birkett
Jason Bourque
Cinematography:Graham Talbot
Nelson Talbot
Editing By:Asim Nuraney
Cast:Sean Bean
Patrick Sabongui
Mary McCormack
Maxwell Haynes
Joel David Moore


Neil Wistin (Sean Bean) is a high-level CIA drone pilot unable to disclose what he does for a living, even to his family—a family that isn’t all that close to begin with. A crisis begins when, from the desk of his suburban office, he accidentally kills Pakistani civilians with a missile. He experiences little regret, but he’s forced to face the ramifications when Imir Shaw (Patrick Sabongui), a man from Pakistan who is all too familiar with the carnage Neil has a hand in, pays him a visit. Their interactions are fraught with tension—Sabongui is masterful at breaking through Bean’s carefully crafted exterior. Bean delivers a quiet yet powerful performance in “Drone,” Canadian filmmaker Jason Bourque’s take on the cost of keeping secrets and the danger of disassociating ethics from the job you’re paid to do for a living.

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