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A few years ago, writer/director Tobias Lindholm entered the international film scene with “A Hijacking.” A sensational examination of terror and the weight of power, the feature solidified Lindholm as a helmer to watch, finding a single picture managing to detail complete directorial clarity. Lindholm returns to screens with “A War,” continuing his interest in the aftermath of decisions, this time taking pressure points to Afghanistan to inspect soldiers ordered to balance survival instinct with the intricacies of diplomacy. Again, Lindholm guides tremendous performances and establishes a strong thematic presence, with the questions “A War” raises forcing the viewer to confront painful realities of combat and the cost of military service. Read the rest at


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