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British-made Afghanistan war movie set to premiere in Jordan

The flick is a tense war thriller and was shot in Al-Kafrein in the summer of 2014

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A British movie about the Afghanistan war, by the producer of Oscar winner “The King’s Speech,” is set to premiere in Amman on Wednesday.

“Kajaki: The True Story” was filmed in Jordan and some 500 guests are expected to watch the film on Wednesday. The audience will include the local crew and cast and high-profile guests, Variety reported exclusively.

The flick is a tense war thriller and was written by Tom Williams, with Gareth Ellis-Unwin one of the executive producers.

Paul Katis, the director, commented: “It’s fantastic to be back in Jordan to launch the film here. We couldn’t have made the film without the support of everyone here, and the welcome we received was exceptional. We made many friends here and I am so looking forward to seeing our Jordanian crew again as well as sharing the film with HRH Prince Mired, who has been a supporter throughout.”

The film was shot in Al-Kafrein in the summer of 2014 with the support of the Jordanian Armed Forces, the Royal Film Commission and King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein.

According to the magazine, around 40 crew and cast members travelled from the UK and were supported by 70 locally-based crew and cast members.

A portion of the profits from the film will go to the Hashemite Commission for Disabled Soldiers, the chairman of which is Prince Mired bin Raad.

Dubai-based distributor Gulf Film will release the movie in the Middle East on May 7.