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The Situation (2006)

R | | Drama | 18 October 2006 (USA)
The story of an American journalist, a CIA operative, and an Iraqi photographer against the backdrop of the bloody war in Iraq.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anna Molyneux
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Dan Murphy
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Zaid
Driss Roukhe ...
Walid (as Driss Roukh)
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Rafeeq
Saïd Amadis ...
Mayor Tahsin
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Bashar
Chérine Amar ...
Noor
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Wesley
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Major Hanks
Mahmoudi M'Barek ...
Colonel Jobouri
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Colonel Carrick
Peter Eyre ...
US Ambassador
Fatiha Watili ...
Samira
Hamid Basket ...
Selim
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Americans in Iraq, insurgency rising, truth illusive. U.S. soldiers in Samarra throw boys off a bridge; one drowns. An American reporter and her Iraqi photographer pursue the story. Samarra's mayor aids the U.S. and fears the rising power of an ex-Republican Guard. The mayor uses a Baathist ex-diplomat to sell out his rival. The diplomat wants a post abroad, so he trades "intel" for safe passage. The reporter's lover, a CIA man in Baghdad, pushes for progress on public works in Sumarra; he promotes cooperation with Rafeeq, an intellectual whom other Americans call an insurgent. Rafeeq is in danger. All roads lead to the village of Al Tawr. War at its most opaque: Iraqis call it "the situation." Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,187 (USA) (2 February 2007)

Gross:

$48,195 (USA) (25 May 2007)
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a must see
10 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an impressive film, now, today, and in the past, but what about the future????? Here we see a master asking us to question many sides of the situation, not just one, love this. Here is a film that provokes instead of pacifying, not a film for entertainment. Watch this film on different levels, watch for Iraq specifically, but watch for how most things get represented in the media. Philip Haas has captured the complexity of life, of all news, of all visual expression, by showing a situation within a situation, by making a representation about a representation, by asking us the hardest thing of all, to think outside of what we are shown.


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