Neither Heaven Nor Earth

Synopsis: While on a mission in Afghanistan, French captain Antarès Bonassieu's men start vanishing one by one without explanation.
Director(s): Clément Cogitore
  5 wins & 11 nominations.
100 min



Afghanistan 2014, Wakhan District

Here boy.

Lie down.


South Post for North Post.

South Post, come in.

Captain, I got eyes on a civilian.

Headed down from the village, sector 43

toward the border.

Its Maleks son.

North Post, you copy?

Hes entering your sector.

What the f*ck?


Attention, warning shots.


South Post, you see the dog?

Negative, Captain.

JB, is the dog there?

Dont think so.

- We cant find it.

- Hold on...

- Are you going to the shura?

- Lernowski is.


Those two are for the village.

No ones seen it.

Ask why he was down by the border,

he knows he shouldnt be there.

Its not your problem.

It is so!

He has no business there.

He wants money for the sheep.

Remind him how

were keeping the village safe.

He doesnt care. He wants money.

Sure, Ill write him a check.

What does Malek say?

Havent I always been clear?

The sheep died in your barbwire

so you must pay.

Im not paying!

Lets not argue.

Well leave it at that.

Well meet again next week.

Thank you, everyone.

Get down!

Where are they?

12 oclock!

I dont see them!



Come in!

South Post, you see them?

Negative, no visual.

Shooters in 43-7 or 43-8.

Stay covered, Captain.

Where are they?

Right! Further right.


Youre not hit.


Straight ahead.

- 12 oclock, along the ridge.

- Im ready!

Two shooters behind the third rock.


Further right. Go!


Further right.


I gotta go.

I love you too.

Sit down.

- Sorry for earlier.

- Forget it.

Happens to everyone.

Hows your wife?


I dont tell her everything.

The less you say, the better.

Any day now, right?

- A boy?

- A little man.

Ill ask Lernowski

to tattoo his birth date.

Tek, we cant let him do it.

Either you or me, but not him.

I hate not having armored vehicles.

- Ever see a guy get wasted in one?

- No.

I saw it once in Kabul.

We had to get the body.

Holy shit, Tek.

That guy was a puzzle.

Pieces everywhere!

Fingers in a glove...

bits of flesh...

A charred knee all by itself

in the gravel.

We had to pick it all up.

Piece by piece.

It took us...

Bax, how long did it take?

Maybe 4 or 5 hours.

When we were done,

the bag weighed less than a man.

Hed been so blown to bits,

there was nothing left.

Whatd you do?

The captain took the bag,

went and dug up some dirt

to add to it.

We sealed the bag and casket

so the family couldnt open it.

The guy was sent back home like that,

dirt and all.

What the hell?

North Post for Base.

North Post for Base!

North Post, come in.

Mercier, get me the captain!

What are they doing?


North Post, come in.

Captain, I got a dozen villagers

up on the ridge.

Theyre burning something.

Have they come down near the posts?

No, theyre in their sector.

- What do I do?

- Nothing.

As long as they stay there,

just keep an eye on them.

Yes, sir.

North Post. Now what?

We cant find Tek and Delcourt.


Their post is empty.

They werent replying.

I thought their radio broke,

but the relief just arrived

and no ones there.


Just now. I sent everyone out

but we found nothing.

What happened?

Did you see any civilians come near?


They went back to the village.

After that, it was quiet.

I dont get it, Captain.

They couldnt go without you seeing!

I dont understand.

My eyes were glued to the sector.

Did you fall asleep?

How could you miss this?

They never wouldve left.

There had to be some contact.


They mustve heard a noise,

gone to see and something happened.

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