December 7, 2022

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How the movie ‘Rambo 3’ helps to explain the origin of the Taliban

  • Rafael Pariffus
  • From BBC News Brazil in Sao Paulo

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Rambo 3 is the most expensive movie ever made.

One of the most memorable scenes from Rambo 3 (1988) shows the hero removing a projectile from his stomach with his own hand and then inflicting a gunshot wound. But this is another part, more sensible, that has gained an unexpected fit in the light Recent events in Afghanistan.

The film takes place in the midst of a war waged by rebel groups against the Soviet Union (USSR) who invaded the country. Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) goes there to rescue his former guide, Colonel Trotman, who was captured by the Soviets during a mission.

Rambo is on the border with Pakistan. Besides him, many of the Afghans who were trying to cross the border into Afghanistan had already tried and failed to conquer the country: Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, the United Kingdom – now it was the Soviet system.

He comments that the Afghans are a people who will fight with courage who can never be defeated: “An ancient enemy said a prayer: ‘God, free us from the venom of snakes, the teeth of the tiger and vengeance. The Afghans. Do you understand what this means?’.