Winning the Peace (2004)

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An Iraqi-American Marine returns to Bagdad to redeem his place of birth only to destroy the very people he hoped to save.


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Credited cast:
Pierangelo Buonamici ...
Susan Latif
Frank Marshall
Sgt. Charlie Latif
Martin Hawatmeh ...
John Miailovich ...
Billy's Father
Al No'mani ...
Rollence Patugan ...
TV News Anchor
John Thvedt ...
David Tittle ...


An Iraqi-American Marine returns to Bagdad to redeem his place of birth only to destroy the very people he hoped to save.

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11 September 2004 (USA)  »

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I love this film's ambiguity
21 August 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This short was one of a collection entitled "Shorts: Volume 4". The prior collections have all been terrific and are highly recommended for people who love the genre.

The film is set in two places--in modern day Iraq as well as back in the United States. It seems that an Iraqi-American is in the US military and you see the occupation through his eyes as well as what life is like for his wife and son in the States.

What I really love about this film is that it is NOT a diatribe trying to convince the viewer that one side or the other is right or wrong. In fact, it is deliberately ambiguous--with the viewer left to guess about the internal dialog of this man as well as the rightness or wrongness of the mission. I honestly could see people from the Right or Left embracing this film and taking from it what they'd like. This is a very unusual balancing act and I love how the film makers get you to think--something that just doesn't happen often enough.

Good acting, sets, direction and script--this one has it all.

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