The Kill Team

2019 | USA | R | 87 min.
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Showings

City Opera House Fri, Aug 2, 2019 9:00 PM
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Sat, Aug 3, 2019 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Blow that Whistle!
Fiction
Release Year:2019
Runtime:87 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Rating:R
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dan Krauss
Produced by:Adrían Guerra
Isaac Klausner
Marty Bowen
Wyck Godfrey
Screenwriter:Dan Krauss
Cinematography:Stéphane Fontaine
Editing By:Franklin Peterson
Cast:Alexander Skarsgård
Nat Wolff
Adam Long
Jonathon Whitesell

Description

This chilling thriller based on real events is a dark submersion into the depths of toxic masculinity and the horrors of war. Based on his award-winning doc of the same name, filmmaker Dan Krauss returns to the Maywand District murders, in which a unit of US soldiers murdered Afghan civilians and staged their corpses to look like insurgents. The story centers on Staff Sergeant Deeks, a charismatic sociopath (played with eerie perfection by Alexander Skarsgård) who orchestrates the murders as it were a game of capture the flag, and Private Andrew Briggman (Nat Wolff), a soldier torn between numbing himself into complacency and being brave enough to report what's happening. It’s a riveting and provocative look at how soldiers are pushed to dehumanize the enemy. In Person: Director Dan Krauss.

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