Triple Frontier: Ex-soldiers and in trouble

Straits Times film correspondent John Lui talks to Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund, who play former soldiers taking on a drug lord in South America. The film also explores the men's challenges of reintegrating into civilian life.
Triple Frontier stars (above from left) Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam and Pedro Pascal.
Triple Frontier stars (from left) Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam and Pedro Pascal.PHOTO: NETFLIX
CHARLIE HUNNAM (far left, in Singapore with Triple Frontier stars Ben Affleck and Garrett Hedlund and producer Chuck Roven.
CHARLIE HUNNAM (far left, in Singapore with Triple Frontier stars Ben Affleck and Garrett Hedlund and producer Chuck Roven.PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Triple Frontier addresses the consequences of older warriors ageing out of the military

Triple Frontier is a military action thriller that takes a different path.

The ex-soldiers in the team are weapons experts with reluctant trigger fingers. They head into life-or-death situations without catchphrases or quips. And while the story is about the team taking on a drug lord, there are no villains in the story - the dangers they face happen as a result of their own vices.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2019, with the headline 'Ex-soldiers and in trouble'. Print Edition | Subscribe