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Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006)
"Kurtlar vadisi - Irak" (original title)

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The film covers through fiction real-life events like the occupation of Iraq, the execution of Daniel Pearl, the Hood event and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal.

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Necati Sasmaz ...
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Sam William Marshall
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Abdurrahman Halis Karuki (sheikh)
Gürkan Uygun ...
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Leyla
Kenan Çoban ...
Abdülhey Çoban
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Dante, Sam's assistant
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Doctor
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George Baltimore, journalist
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American Major Commander 2
Nusret Senay ...
Turkish Commander
Tayfun Eraslan ...
SÜLEYMAN ASLAN
Ismet Hürmüzlü ...
Abu Tarik, arab leader
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KURDISH LEADER (as Jihad Abdou)
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The film covers through fiction real-life events like the occupation of Iraq, the execution of Daniel Pearl, the Hood event and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal.

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Some Men Are Born to be Heroes

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Release Date:

3 February 2006 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Tal der Wölfe - Irak  »

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Budget:

$8,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,223,975 (Turkey) (10 February 2006)

Gross:

$197,959 (Netherlands) (10 February 2006)
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This film was the the subject of heated discussions in Germany. Originally it was rated "Not under 18" by the FSK, but distributor Maxximum appealed this decision which resulted in a "Not under 16" rating. Then the film became a success, especially amongst turkish teenagers. The success resulted in massive media coverage. This in turn resulted in broad discussions from politicians (especially from the Bavarian conservative CSU party), youth organisations etc. about the films "Anti-American statements" and their influence on youngsters. After another appeal (from the minister for family and integration from Northrhine Westphalia) the FSK raised the rating back to the original "Not under 18". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the U.S. soldiers attack the wedding, one soldier is seen firing an M16A2 with an A1 upper receiver. There is no such weapon employed in the United States military. See more »

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Followed by Valley of the Wolves: Palestine (2011) See more »

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Just a B-action movie, but behind it is a very good message
23 February 2007 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

It's actually surprisingly slick for a Turkish movie, considering it's also part of an ongoing TV series, kinda like their "24".

The Good:

The actors all did well, and I'm surprised to see so many real American actors, including Busey and Zane in such a blatantly anti-war movie. The music The cinematography The editing The special effects

The Bad:

The production design is cheap by movie standards. The US military uniforms are not very believable and many of the US soldiers speak with thick accents (especially the jailer at Abu Ghraib). The plot is not believable, with the four Turkish special forces guys taking out a LOT of American G.I.'s at the climax. The US soldiers are shown to be cartoonishly evil - one guy even kills one of his own men for threatening to tell on him for killing some Iraqi civilians! Gary Busey as a Jewish Doctor harvesting organs to send to the West - a bit far fetched.

As ludicrous as it gets, this movie is a real eye-opener to how the Islamic world sees us. The war is controversial and polarizing here, just like this movie and most Americans are gonna love it or hate it long before they actually watch it. I liked it. One almost never sees an American (non-documentary) movie with the guts to be so completely one-sided, especially when our questionable foreign policy is involved. US soldiers as the bad guys, led by a fanatical Christian zealot, is definitely not something one sees every day. This movie is kinda like THE OMEGA CODE 2 turned on its head. Between the bad and the good, VALLEY OF THE WOLVES: IRAQ at least never fails to be entertaining.


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