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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
 
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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 7 people found the following review useful.
Stranger than Fiction, 13 January 2007
Author: info-11552 from United States

I just saw the film at a sneak preview screening in New York where we did not know what we were seeing. It's not the kind of film I would normally see, but I found that Mr. Abbas' story opened my eyes to what average Iraqis have suffered in this war. More, his story--and the charges against him--would be extremely funny if were not for the fact that they are true. Yes, US intelligence thought he was plotting to kill Tony Blair. How they thought he was supposed to do that (the only evidence they found was a bottle of shampoo!) is beyond me. The real shocker in the film is just how bad the conditions in Abu Ghraib were. The army admits now that up to 80% of the 1000s of prisoners there were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I also agree with the previous poster that the comic imagery is a surprise, but it does work. The whole story reads like a comedy of errors--complete with cartoonish villains.

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