The Kill Team
Poster from Dan Krauss' Original Documentary which won Best Documentary at Tribeca FF 2013
Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey
Nat Wolff, Alexander Skarsgård
2017 Academy Award nominated director Dan Krauss adapts his acclaimed documentary THE KILL TEAM into a taut, provocative thriller reminiscent of such classics as THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR, THE CONVERSATION, and ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN. Based on dramatic true events, THE KILL TEAM tells the story of a young American soldier trapped between his conscience and his survival when members of his platoon carry out a murderous scheme in the desolate wasteland of Southern Afghanistan.
Specialist Adam Winfield is an ambitious young soldier, whose quiet temperament and naive demeanour set him apart from his platoon. Everything changes when Adam meets his new squad leader, Sergeant Deeks, a towering man – fraternal, imposing, a man of principles – a natural born soldier. Adam immediately falls under Deeks’s spell.
But when a young Afghan farmer is killed under murky circumstances, Adam’s admiration for Deeks becomes increasingly tainted. Soon it is agonizingly clear that Deeks is enlisting his men in a scheme to murder innocents. Adam attempts to pull away from the group, but instead is dragged into a dangerous match of psychological warfare with his own brothers in arms.
Adam reaches out to his father for help in reporting the murders. But the effort fails. Out of options and with nowhere to run, Adam must face off against his once friends, ultimately forced to make an impossible split-second decision that will change him forever.