In this UK thriller, director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi) presents in disturbing detail the logistical and ethical course-plotting of a multinational drone strike against a Kenyan target. When surveillance catches Nairobi terrorists planning a suicide attack, a British colonel (Helen Mirren) and lieutenant general (the late Alan Rickman) decide to take them out. But the top-secret strike, to be navigated remotely by a U.S. pilot in Nevada (Aaron Paul), becomes fraught with tension when a young girl (Aisha Takow) is spotted in the kill zone. As the creepy title might suggest, the movie explores the danger of detachment in modern warfare, recording the complex moral and political debate among characters charged with making life-or-death decisions. With Iain Glen and Barkhad Abdi.
Director: Gavin Hood
Producer: Ged Doherty, Colin Firth, David Lancaster, Xavier Marchand, Benedict Carver, Anne Sheehan, Claudia Bluemhuber, Guy Hibbert and Stephen Wright
Cast: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Iain Glen, Richard McCabe, Jeremy Northam, Phoebe Fox, Carl Beukes, Kim Engelbrecht, Aisha Takow and Lex King