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The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair -- A freedom-loving Iraqi journalist is mistaken as Tony Blair's would-be assassin and sent to Abu Ghraib Prison where he discovers the true meaning of liberation.

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Petra Epperlein (written by) and
Michael Tucker (written by)
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A freedom-loving Iraqi journalist is mistaken as Tony Blair's would-be assassin and sent to Abu Ghraib Prison where he discovers the true meaning of liberation. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Petra Epperlein 
Michael Tucker 
 
Writing credits
Petra Epperlein (written by) and
Michael Tucker (written by)

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Petra Epperlein .... producer
Michael Tucker .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Michael Tucker 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Tucker 
 
Production Design by
Petra Epperlein 
 
Sound Department
Michael Tucker .... sound
 
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Yunis Khatayer Abbas .... additional photographer
 
Other crew
Josh Braun .... distribution advisor: Submarine Entertainment
Liesl Copland .... representative: Red Envelope Entertainment
David Magdael .... publicist: David Magdael & Associates
Bahman Naraghi .... representative: Red Envelope Entertainment
Dana O'Keefe .... distribution advisor: Cinetic Media
Annie Roney .... foreign sales: Roco Films (as Anne Roney)
Anne Stulz .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language and mature thematic elements
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USA:72 min | Canada:54 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Sorry. That's all - sorry., 10 February 2008
Author: lastliberal from United States

This film uses chapter breaks and comic book-style illustrations to highlight the amusing, astonishing, and horrifying absurdity of its central tale: that of an Iraqi that was taken prisoner based upon false information. The same duo that borough us Gunner Palace, a look at the Iraq invasion from the eyes of an American soldier, now presents a view from the Iraqi side in this indie film nominated for an American Spirit Award.

Now, one may tend to discount the testimony of an Iraqi about innocence or the conditions at the prisons, or the treatment by interrogators, but the fact is that there is overwhelming documentation written by U.S. military in high positions attesting to the fact that up to 90% of the prisoners had no intelligence values and were "simply in the wrong place at the wrong time." These same military officers also knew of the inhumane conditions in the prisons and the fact that basic sanitation was lacking, and that the contractor-supplied food was rancid and infested and caused the prisoners to vomit and experience diarrhea after they ate. This would be obvious to anyone who saw the prisoners as they had all lost weight.

The treatment of the Iraqis as documented in this film brings shame upon all Americans as we are the ones who allow those responsible to remain in office.

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