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The Situation (I) (2006)

 -  Drama  -  18 October 2006 (USA)
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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
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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 (as Tom McCarthy)
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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Storyline

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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18 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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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That was a good movie!
15 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't expect a lot from this movie, having never heard about it. Very good. It portrays events in the story line without judgement, but you can see ( as other reviewers have mentioned) that the truth and the "right and wrong" "good guy / bad guy" all, depend on your point of view. There are no good guys or bad guys. The main character was merely a guide through the story and did not get in the way by insulting the audience with any moralizing. She kept the emotion by, in word, action and demeanor displaying what a shame the whole situation is. The best thing about this movie is that it really makes you realize the depth of how much your views, if they are staunch in any particular direction, may be misguided. The world is way more complicated than the the media or any one person (with their own agenda however innocent) can can convey.


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