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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
Erhan Ufak ...
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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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Box Office

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 »

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American soldiers, presumably infantry of the 173rd Airborne, are shown carrying the full-size M16 assault rifle, when in fact most Army infantry carry the M4A1 carbine. See more »

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

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Is it really anti-semitic manure?
3 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie.. I know it was a big deal back in Turkey, since it had a soap opera and all but I didn't have any knowledge about that when I watched the movie. If you think this movie is anti-semitic or brings up the issue of raising anti-American spirit, I'd like to remind you the midnight express movie. Americans shall be as well very familiar with the effect of a wrong assumption/judge-mental movie... You see it here in the United States every day, on TV, on movies and etc. I don't understand what is the big deal when another country does the same to the US? We should have the same criterion's for any movie not depending on their nationality but their qualifications. So overall, I suggest this movie not only because it is a perception of another culture also because it is a fun adventure type movie..


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