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The Road to Guantanamo -- Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guant�namo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
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9 March 2006 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A shocking story told exceedingly well. (In my opinion!) See more (99 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Riz Ahmed ... Shafiq
Farhad Harun ... Ruhel
Waqar Siddiqui ... Monir
Arfan Usman ... Asif Iqbal
Shahid Iqbal ... Zahid
Sher Khan ... Sher Khan
Jason Salkey ... Military Interrogator Sheberghan
Jacob Gaffney ... Kandahar Interregator #1

Mark Holden ... Kandahar Interrogator #2

Duane Henry ... Guard #1
William Meredith ... Guard #2
Payman Bina ... Guard #3

Adam James ... SAS Interrogator
James Buller ... MI5
Mark Sproston ... Embassy Man

Nancy Crane ... Interrogator #1

Ewan Bailey ... Interrogator #2

Martin McDougall ... Interrogator #3
Naser Ranjha ... Interrogator #4
Justin Lynch ... Interrogator #5

Sara Stewart ... Interrogator #6

Demetri Goritsas ... Interrogator #7
James McNeill ... Interrogator #8

Sasha Pick ... Interrogator #9
Steven Beckingham ... Camp X-Ray Guard #1
Brian Flaherty ... Guard #2 (Guantanamo)
Jason Schams ... Guard #3 (Guantanamo)
Andre Pitts ... Guard #4 (Guantanamo)
Justin Thomson ... Guard #5 (Guantanamo)
Tom Whitecross ... Guard #6 (Guantanamo)

Kieran O'Brien ... Voice Over
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruhel Ahmed ... Himself

Osama bin Laden ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tony Blair ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Christopher Fosh ... Guard #7 (uncredited)
Asif Iqbal ... Himself (uncredited)
Shafiq Rasul ... Himself (uncredited)

Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Mat Whitecross 
Michael Winterbottom 
 
Produced by
Andrew Eaton .... producer
Michael Elliott .... line producer: Iran (as Mike Elliott)
Melissa Parmenter .... producer
Lee Thomas .... executive producer
Michael Winterbottom .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Escott 
Molly Nyman 
 
Cinematography by
Marcel Zyskind (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mat Whitecross 
Michael Winterbottom 
 
Casting by
Wendy Brazington 
 
Production Design by
Mark Digby 
 
Makeup Department
Mehdi Habibipur .... makeup artist: Iran (as Mehdi Habibi Pour)
Morteza Mortaghi .... makeup artist: Iran
 
Production Management
Ali Reza Haghshenas .... production manager: Iran
Josh Hyams .... production manager
Najibullah Razaq .... production manager: Afghhanistan
Ghorban Sadeghi .... production manager: Iran
Ali Reza Samiei .... production manager: Iran
Shahin Shahbazzadeh .... production manager: Iran
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Elliott .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Nick Adams .... sound effects editor
Jeremy Adamson .... additional sound effects editor
Tim Alban .... foley supervisor
Richard Davey .... dubbing mixer
Richard Davey .... sound re-recording mixer
Jennie Evans .... sound effects editor
James Hamilton .... foley recordist
Jonathan Rimas .... adr mixer
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Joakim Sundström .... sound designer
Joakim Sundström .... supervising sound editor
Jessie Taylor .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Chris Treble .... foley editor
Stuart Wilson .... sound mixer
Nick Woolwich .... sound recording engineer
Paul Wrightson .... adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Mohsen Ruzbahani .... special effects: Iran (as Mohsen Roozbehani)
Reza Turkaman .... special effects assistant: Iran
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Garner .... visual effects artist
Dan Sollis .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philip Fisk .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Julie Dunne .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mehdi Faragi .... costume assistant: Iran
Esmaeil Maghsoudi .... costume supervisor: Iran
 
Editorial Department
Chris Beeton .... digital intermediate colorist: Pepper Post Productions Ltd.
Michelle Camp .... digital intermediate producer: Pepper Post Productions Ltd.
Richard Cradick .... on-line editor: Pepper Post Productions Ltd.
Michael Groom .... post-production assistant
Pete Harrow .... digital intermediate asset manager: Pepper Post Productions Ltd.
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor: Pepper Post Productions Ltd.
 
Music Department
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Jimmy Robertson .... music mix engineer
Harry Varsani .... musician: dhol and tabla
Bruce White .... viola
 
Transportation Department
Rasul Hosseini .... driver: Iran
 
Other crew
Ramin Ahmadzadeh .... translator: Iran
Reno Antoniades .... legal services: Lee & Thompson
Mohammed Arsalan .... fixer: Pakistan
Seyed Rahim Bathaei .... translator: Iran
Rachel Clark .... production assistant
Nicky Coats .... production accountant
Annie Derbaseghian .... production secretary: Iran
Hasein Dordoee .... production assistant: Iran
Graham Easton .... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc.
Amir Farvardin .... production assistant: Iran
Jethro Harris .... head of film: Pepper Ltd.
Gholam Reza Heydarijo .... caterer: Iran
Hamid Reza Heydarijo .... caterer: Iran
Fiona McGuire .... head of production: Revolution Films
Stephen Nex .... assistant: Michael Winterbottom and Andrew Eaton
Yaser Nicksima .... production assistant: Iran
Imran Paracha .... fixer: Pakistan
Abdul Manan Paryan .... advisor: security, Afghanistran
Linda Pather .... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc.
Helen Phelps .... head of sales: Pepper Post Productions Ltd.
Ramtin Ramezani .... production assistant: Iran
Lee Stone .... legal services: Lee & Thompson
Milan Tawade .... travel arranger: The Travel Company
Lisa Wedgbury .... production assistant
Vanessa Whyte .... production assistant
Reza Zarechian .... translator: Iran
 
Thanks
Marese Langan .... special thanks
Sean Mulcahy .... thanks
Tessa Ross .... very special thanks
 

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Rated R for language and disturbing violent content
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95 min
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Trivia:
Two of the actors (Riz Ahmed and Farhad Harun) and two of the ex-detainees were detained temporary and interrogated at the airport by the British police when they returned from the Berlinale-festival where the movie got the Silver Bear. According to BBC-news Ahmed said he was asked if he intended to make any more political films.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When one of the "detainees" is first brought into the interrogation tent, a guard accidentally lifts the man's shirt, revealing the wire of a remote microphone.See more »
Quotes:
Shafiq:[rapping to an American guard] My name's Shafiq Rasul, and I'm from Tipton, I tell them I ain't Taliban, but they don't wanna listen. You won't believe I just came out here, for my mate's wedding, do you? I never thought my ass, would be heading for Cuba.See more »
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References Back to the Future (1985)See more »

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62 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
A shocking story told exceedingly well. (In my opinion!), 10 March 2006
Author: spinnersthegrinners from London, England

This docu-drama focuses on the story of the 'Tipton Three' - young guys from Birmingham who went to Pakistan to organise a wedding, decided to pop over to Afghanistan (I can only assume through naivety, ignorance and a misguided sense of adventure) to 'help' (though it appeared that little effort was made) and ended up getting embroiled in the conflict, captured with Taliban fighters and subsequently picked up by US Marines for the crime of speaking English in a foreign country. From this point 'til their release, they are essentially told that they are Al Qaeda in the hope that they'll admit to what is obviously not true.

If you can put yourself in their places, this is a harrowing film. (I spent a lot of it with my hand over my mouth...!) Being in a situation where you are being bullied and tortured - via some truly horrible methods and treatment - into admitting you're something you're not, with no means of proving your innocence must be...well, I can only imagine. I have every respect with the way they seemed to deal with it, especially given the candid way they discuss it in the documentary inserts that regularly appear throughout the movie.

For those who think it's unbalanced: I understand. However, it is THEIR story. Certain troops are shown in a human light, though let's face it: from what the film tells us, we're dealing with a situation involving the US equivalent of the SS… You want the other side of the story? Listen to any George W. Bush press conference.

The acting is natural, the story flows, some of the shots are dramatically documentary-like and I felt that it fully deserved the praise it's received. Sadly, I feel that the only people who will watch this are the ones who are aware of the issues already, while middle-America will, I dare say, completely ignore it. Either way, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend spending 95 minutes of your time taking it all in. Sleeping afterwards might be a problem though. It was for me.

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