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The Wakhan Front

The Wakhan Front

Clément Cogitore

France, Belgium | 2015 | Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller | first feature film | running time: 100’

"It‘s effectively spooky, and moves beyond the clichés of combat into troubling political and metaphysical territory."
Manohla Dargis & and A. O. Scott - The New York Times

festivals & awards

Critics' Week, Cannes International Film Festival 2015 / Gan Foundation prize


Afghanistan 2014. As the withdrawal of troops approaches, Captain Antarès Bonassieu and his squad have been assigned a surveillance mission in a remote valley of Wakhan, on the border of Pakistan. Despite Antarès and his men's determination, control of the secluded valley will slowly fall out of their hands. One dark night, soldiers begin to mysteriously disappear in the valley.


The Wakhan Front
original title

Ni le ciel ni la terre


Drama, Fantasy, Thriller


France, Belgium

running time


produced by

Kazak Productions - France

in co-production with

Tarantula - Belgium

directed by

Clément Cogitore


Indie Sales

While on a mission in Afghanistan, French captain Antarès Bonassieu's men start vanishing one by one without explanation.
TFL Programmes

Script&Pitch 2012

Clément Cogitore

Scriptwriter, Film Director