As French troops prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan, an army platoon stationed near the Pakistani border is plagued by a series of mysterious disappearances: one by one, soldiers seem to vanish into thin air. Their commanding officer (Jérémie Renier) fears that the men have been kidnapped by the local Taliban, but the same phenonemon is occuring on the other side as well. Clément Cogitore, making his feature directorial debut, has constructed an elegant metaphysical fable, though it proves to be more compelling philosophically than dramatically. Separating the French and the Taliban is a desolate valley where the locals periodically leave sheep as sacrifices to Allah and never see them again; as Cogitore explains in press materials, the valley represents a no-man’s-land between the men’s differing belief systems. In French and Farsi with subtitles.