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Operacja Samum (1999)

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Credited cast:
Boguslaw Linda
Dmitriy Shevchenko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michal Gadomski ...
Krzysztof Globisz
Tadeusz Huk
Marek Kondrat ...
Maj. Jozef Mayer
Anna Korcz
Edward Linde-Lubaszenko ...
Olaf Lubaszenko
Radoslaw Pazura ...
Pawel Mayer
Andrzej Zielinski ...
Thomas - agent of CIA


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Gromoslaw Czempinski, one of the Polish officers participating in the actual Operation Samum, served as a consultant for this movie. See more »


The Purple Heart is a military decoration automatically awarded to those who have been wounded or killed while serving in the U.S. Military or an ally forces. Since none of the Polish officers had been wounded during this operation, they were not eligible for this medal. See more »

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Very good portrayal of Iraqi war
24 July 2006 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

This film was also very popular in my home-country, Russia, since we always loved and do Polish cinema. This film is another must as it vividly and truthfully depicts the events of the Iraqi war of 1990. Here, we see how CIA agents are driven from Iraq kith the help of Polsih Intelligence officers. What is really nice in this film is the atmosphere - you do feel this terrible heat, you feel the sun and the sand on your burnt skin and you almost start swallowing sweat on your lips. The film really reproduces the hostile Iraqi weather and likewise hostile soldiers. The final scene when the CI agents are drunk deliberately and must speak Polish in order to be taken for Polish workers and be let go free is just excellent. The play of two Polish mega-stars - Linda and Kondrat - is also very strong. They are cold, firm and exact, just as people had to be there not to be killed. Very good film, both entertaining and serious.

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