The Third War: on the lookout for the threat

CRITICAL – For his first film, the Italian Giovanni Aloi follows a military patrol during Operation Sentinel. Anthony Bajon bursts the screen in disorientation.

It all starts with a close-up of an abandoned bag near a trash can at Bercy station. The hubbub of travelers around the object seems reassuring. We then discover the tense face of Leo (Anthony Bajon, very credible), a young recruit with short hair, wearing a beret, his eyes fixed on this “suspicious package”.

“Weird, isn’t it?” his patrol mate Hicham (impeccable Karim Leklou) points out to him. And the bidasse to drive the point home: “Two C4 bars are easy. I have already seen that in Mali! ” In a few lines, the suspense went up a notch. An ordinary abandoned bag becomes a time bomb capable of causing many victims.

Like a detached grenade, a great wave of paranoia explodes in the fragile brain of young Leo, this native of La Roche-sur-Yon who has just finished his classes. Desperate to be able to make himself useful to society, the young man chose to enlist. For his first posting, he joined Operation Sentinel

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