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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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Writers:
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 
 
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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 
 
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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 5 people found the following review useful.
Guilty of Being Iraqi, 10 April 2007
Author: adhamiya from Ft. Bragg

This film is a sequel of sorts to "Gunner Palace" the Iraq film that came out in 2005. Much like that film, The Prisoner is not overtly political, rather, it lets the characters tell the story. In Gunner Palace, the perspective is the American soldier. In The Prisoner, the perspective is largely Iraqi. The films should be watched together to fully appreciate.

I don't want to give away too much, but I can say that you walk away from this film feeling like you know an Iraqi and have a new sense of just how much the Iraqi people suffered--both under Saddam and during this conflict. The film is also surprisingly funny and it should come with a disclaimer that gives the audience permission to laugh. It would be funny if it wasn't true!

As we enter the 5th year of the war, more people need to see films like this. I would also suggest reading the director's back-story in Vanity Fair at http://www.theprisoner.us.

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