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Stinger

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Shoot Dates 2002
Director Tony Melarkey
Producer Pearse Moore

Stinger

In Afghanistan in the 80s four bored Russian soldiers set up camp and avoid capture in the Afghan hills. The bored soldiers are told what to do from base camp but they would rather enjoy each other’s company over a bottle of vodka (a rare luxury) and think about home and their mothers.The bored soldiers try to find humour in their lives and when they find a Stinger missile,one of them says ‘that’s not a stinger’ – farts loudly ‘that’s a stinger’. The toilet humour ends with the click of the missile which has been rigged to explode.A Russian mother receives a death notice from a general.

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