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Opium War

Opium War (2008)

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Two downed U.S. military men cross paths with a narcotic-producing Afghani family in Opium War, director Siddiq Barmak's follow-up to his acclaimed Osama. Caucasian officer Don Johnson (Peter Bussian) and his African American subordinate, Joe (Joe Suba) get far more than they bargained for when their helicopter inadvertently lands on Afghani soil during the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Don is thuggish but intelligent, while Joe - who hails from Harlem - has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of

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As in Osama, the Afghan writer-helmer again uses a non-pro cast, but the result is stifled by poorly written English dialogue and a failure to reconcile apparent realism with occasional detours into absurdist tragicomedy.

December 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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