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Battle for Haditha -- An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi

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An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Matthew Knoll ... Cpl. Matthews (as Matthew R. Knoll)
Elliot Ruiz ... Cpl. Ramirez
Eric Mehalacopoulos ... Sgt. Ross
Nathan De La Cruz ... Cpl. Marcus

Andrew McLaren ... Capt. Sampson
Jase Willette ... Pfc. Cuthbert

Thomas Hennessy ... Doc (as Thomas Hennessy Jr.)
Tony Spencer ... Pfc. Roberts
Vernon Gaines ... Lance Corporal Sosa
Antonio Tostado ... Lance Corporal Jimenez
Ali Adil Disher ... Iraqi Translator (as Ali Adil Aj-kaa)

Yasmine Hanani ... Hiba
Siham Rashid ... Asma
Majd Hijjawi ... Woman shot in street
Falah Abraheem Flayeh ... Ahmad (as Falah Flayeh)
Juliet Koshaba ... Saba
Jeffrey Nabil ... Ahmad's son
Rita Nabile ... Ahmad's daughter
Oliver Bytrus ... Jafar
Murtada Namir ... Foreign Fighter
Ali Salem ... Foreign Fighter
Fahed Borham ... Foreign Fighter
Ahmad Ali ... Foreign Fighter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aya Abbas ... Safa
Hanneen Abbas ... Huda
M.F. 'Emad Eddin' Abdallan ... Marine
Manar Abdallateef
Sabah Abed ... Night Raid Family 1
Gass K.H. Abu Khurman ... Marine
Deyana Adill
Ala'a Ahmad
Hassan M. Al Amiri
Samir Al Khaldi
Adnan Alaker ... Marine
Zuher Alessa
Aram Ali ... Night Raid Family 2
Esra Ali
Marie Ali
Nadeer Ali
Noor Ali ... Night Raid Family 2
Norhan Ali
Saidar Ali ... Night Raid Family 2
Suad Hatas Ali ... Night Raid Family 2
Ahmad Alshamari
Huthaifa Altbnna ... Person at Party
Daweh Amer
Tayebeh Amjad
Ban Amyad
Aws Asaad
Rafeq Asfour
Naseem Baha'a ... College Boy
Ayham Batha'a ... College Boy

Joe Chacon ... Lance Corporal Lopez
Jaseb Doa'a ... Foreign fighter
Sabeena Flefel ... Night Raid Family 3
Salah Forzi
Adra'a Fuad ... Daughter
Hakim Fuad ... Son
Ibrahim Fuad ... Abdullah
Yehyea Fuad ... Abdul Raman
Duraid A. Ghaieb ... Abdulhamled Family - Rashied
Shela'a Ghali ... Foreign fighter
Abbas Ghanim ... Mr. Yunis
Ali Gies
Yazeel H.M. Abdul Hakmeh
Jibril Hambel ... Division Commander Major General Richard Kipper
Majid Hameed
Sam Hameed
Shikrieh Hameed ... Fleyih's wife
Sami Hanan ... Person at Party
Yasin Hasim
Yousef Hasim
Madeeha Hassan
Safa'a Hussein
Abdullah A.N. Irshaid ... Marine
Mayas Issa
Raja'a Jabbar
Adeeb Jameel
Huda Jaseb ... Foreign fighter
Muna Jaseb ... Foreign fighter
Wesal Kamil
Majd Kareem
Hussam Karim ... College Boy
Nazar Khalid ... Singer
Dhiaa Khalil ... Bit part (as Dhia'a Khalil)
Idair Khoshaba
Nabeel Koni
Nabil Koni
Zamil Lafta ... Night Raid Family 3
Sezar A. Mahammed
Falah Mahdi
Ali Majid Alhasmy ... Night Raid Family 2
Raheem Majid ... Abdulhamled Family - Uncle Jehad
Mohammed Mana
Danny Martinez ... Lance Corporal Santos
Mokhlic Marzan ... Night Raid Family 3
Jabbar Munther ... Night Raid Family 1
Rania Munther ... Night Raid Family 1
Revan Munther ... Night Raid Family 1
Rozan Munther ... Night Raid Family 1
Sundrus Munther ... Night Raid Family 1
Fatima Najm
Ghazwan Nayem
Kathem Oday
Adel Odebat ... Jafar's uncle
Ali Odebat ... Olive Tree Man
Salamih Oudih
Zamil Ouef
Abdulsallam Oulwan
Azez Ourieb
Mohammed Abdul Qader
Rafa'at Raed
Salih Raji
Rfi Rami
Iman Razza ... Um Mahmood
Forat Reda
Moyad Sa'a
Laith Sabne
Fatimah Saeb
Hameed Sahi ... Uncle Fleyih (as Hameed Sahy)
Bahram Sahy ... Fleyih's son
Jamir Salah
Jabbar Saleh
Muhnnad Salim
Waed Salim
Nick Shakoour ... Pfc Hanoon (as Nick Shakoor)
Ibitsam Shamarie ... Grandmother
Yousef Shamshoon
Saqar Soudi ... Iraqi soldier
Omar M.S. Suleiman ... Marine
Wijdan Taha
Ala'a Tahseen
Ilham Talib ... Ilham
Sandi Thaer
Ali Thahb
Amma Theyab
Abdullah Yaser
Sam Yehya ... College Boy
Helen Zamel ... Night Raid Family 3 (as Helen Zamil)
Maher Zamil ... Night Raid Family 3
Mazen Zamil ... Night Raid Family 3
Mokhlis Zamil ... Night Raid Family 3
Aseel Zedan ... Person at Party
Laith Zedan ... Person at Party
Alysha Westlake ... CNN News Anchor (uncredited)
Wil Wright ... Marine Extra (uncredited)
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Directed by
Nick Broomfield 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nick Broomfield  written by
Marc Hoeferlin  written by
Anna Telford  written by

Produced by
Barney Broomfield .... associate producer
Nick Broomfield .... producer
Peter Dale .... executive producer
Charles Finch .... executive producer
Shani Hinton .... associate producer
Marc Hoeferlin .... associate producer
Donall McCusker .... line producer
Anna Telford .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Nick Laird-Clowes 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Wolf 
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Gazzard 
Ash Jenkins 
 
Casting by
Daniel Hubbard 
Deedra Ricketts 
 
Production Design by
David Bryan 
 
Makeup Department
Ian Morse .... prosthetic makeup
Ian Morse .... special makeup effects artist
Cliff Wallace .... prosthetic designer
 
Production Management
Shuna Frood .... post-production supervisor
Rebekka Garrido .... post-production manager
Jethro Harris .... head of film: Pepper
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mohammed Fahmawi .... assistant director runner: crowd
Mohammed Ghassan .... assistant director runner: crowd
Anas Khinio .... assistant director runner: crowd
Sharif Majali .... second assistant director (as Sharif al Majali)
Amer Sha'arawi .... assistant director runner: crowd
Hayley Williams .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Fran Cooper .... production buyer
Samy Keilani .... key constructor
Karim Kheir .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Heike Ast .... foley editor
Adrian Baumeister .... adr editor
Adrian Baumeister .... dialogue editor
Christian Conrad .... sound editor
Tobias Fleig .... sound re-recording mixer
Rainer Heesch .... sound designer
Rainer Heesch .... supervising sound editor
Malcolm Hirst .... sound recordist
Mark Kenna .... consultant: dolby film sound
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Marcus Sujata .... foley editor
Marcus Sujata .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
David Harris .... special effects supervisor
Graham Hills .... senior special effects technician
Cliff Wallace .... special effects makeup designer
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Bentham .... digital lab producer
Debbie Crosscup .... visual effects: Passion Pictures
Stephen Elson .... visual effects producer: Baseblack
Lottie Hope .... visual effects: Passion Pictures
Richard Little .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Richard Little .... visual effects supervisor: Baseblack
Vaibhav Marathe .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Jason Nicholas .... visual effects: Passion Pictures
Tristan Porter .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Edward Randolph .... visual effects coordinator: Baseblack
Edward Salkeld .... visual effects: Passion Pictures
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Barney Broomfield .... director of photography: second unit
Joan Churchill .... additional camera operator
Phil Fisk .... still photographer
Mark French .... gaffer
Marc Hoeferlin .... additional camera operator
Osama Namrouka .... gaffer
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Lara Atalla .... casting: Jordan
Natasha Delahunt .... casting assistant
Carla Lewis .... casting assistant
Deedra Ricketts .... casting assistant
Samer Soussou .... casting assisstant: Jordan
Lori Talley .... casting assistant
Adel Akkad .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karma Hijjawi .... costume supervisor
Fadi Omeish .... stand-by costumer
 
Editorial Department
Dan Bentham .... digital intermediate producer
Dan Coles .... digital intermediate colorist
E. Gabriel Edvy .... second editor
Rafid Kully .... assistant editor
Leanne Welham .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Christoph Bauschinger .... composer: additional music
Christoph Bauschinger .... music production assistant
Andy Brown .... conductor
Andy Brown .... music contractor
Ben Coleman .... musician: electric violin
Chad Hobson .... additional music programmer
Nick Laird-Clowes .... music producer
The London Metropolitan Orchestra .... music performed by
Stephen McLaughlin .... music mixer
Stephen McLaughlin .... music producer (as Steve McLaughlin)
Daniel Pemberton .... composer: additional music
Hossam Ramzy .... musician: percussion
Scott Shields .... additional music programmer
Scott Shields .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Marwan Abadi .... military liaison
Pierre Kamel Al Marji .... accountant: Jordan
Ehab Al Saheb .... military liaison
Samantha Brookman .... production coordinator
Valérie Chabrier .... press attache: France
Richard Cradick .... title designer: end credits
Kay Cundall .... accountant: Jordan
Emile Dinneen .... researcher (as Emile Dineen)
Bianca Gavin .... production coordinator
Tim Haslam .... worldwide sales
Bader Helal .... location manager
Karma Hijjawi .... on-set translator
Meitham Jamaa .... researcher
Fuad Khalil .... production consultant: Jordan
Rafid Kully .... translator
Jonathan Lynch-Staunton .... production staff: HanWay Films
Richard Mansell .... production staff: HanWay Films
Adnan Mjalli .... location manager
Robert Schlockoff .... press attache: France
Thorsten Schumacher .... production staff: HanWay Films
Peter Watson .... for Hanway films
Nigel Wood .... accountant
Will Wright .... armorer
 
Thanks
George David .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for war violence, disturbing images, and for pervasive language
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97 min
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The film was shot entirely on location in Jerash, Jordan, utilizing Iraqi refugees and actual US Military personnel as extras and actors.See more »
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Anachronisms: Most of the U.S. Marines in the film are seen with M16A2 rifles, although the M16A4 rifle had largely replaced the M16A2 in front-line USMC service by the time the movie took place (late 2005).See more »
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References Breaking News (2004)See more »

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54 out of 95 people found the following review useful.
Nick Broomfield Is The Perfect Antidote To Michael Moore, 7 March 2008
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

It wasn't until very recently that I'd heard of Nick Broomfield and realised he made a couple of documentaries in the early 1980s that I still vividly remember namely SOLDIER GIRLS and THE CHICKEN RANCH . Knowing this I then made a point of catching his recent docudrama GHOSTS about the drowning of 23 illegal Chinese immigrants at Morcombe Bay . I was expecting it to be one of those " blame whitey " polemics , but this is not how it turned out at all with the Chinese gang master being one the most despicable and immoral villains I've seen on the screen in a long time . With this I mind I made a point of buying a ticket for Broomfield's next dramatic venture THE BATTLE OF HADITHA which was being shown at the Edinburgh filmhouse with a Q & A session being held after the showing . Despite the filmhouse brochure proclaiming that this was an even handed film with the marine characters exclusively played by former marines , there was a slight doubt at the back of my mind that we'd be watching guardinista / Michael Moore inspired anti military , anti American rubbish where the Americans are goose stepping Nazis while the Iraqis are entirely peace loving pacifists

I needn't have worried because Broomfield has made a film that will be remembered as being the moral and artistic yardstick as to how other films dealing with the conflict will be judged . Whatever your opinion of the invasion of Iraq ( I like the vast majority of Brits was against it ) there is no way you can heap criticism on TBOH for being pro or anti propaganda for either side . Sure it's anti war but does point out the dangers and frustration faced by both serving soldiers and innocent civilians in a war zone . If there is any type of villain it's probably Al Qaeda itself . Certainly Broomfield deserves congratulations for making a very subtle point that there's a difference between indigenous secular Sunni insurgents who are fighting for their country and those outsiders who want to turn Iraq in to an Islamic theocracy . This probably works best in the scene where the Iraqi insurgent breaks down in tears saying he wished he'd never planted the bomb that leads to the massacre while the sheik rejoices with barely concealed glee that this is a wonderful propaganda coup for Iraq , the more civilians killed by the occupation forces means more recruits for Al Qaeda

If I do have any artistic problems with the mis-en-scene it's that some of the acting is different from what an avid cinema goer is used to . This is in no way a criticism because much of the acting is powerful especially Elliot Ruiz as Cpl Rameirez , even more amazing when you consider there's very few professional actors cast . It's just that when you're very used to life long lighter than life or larger than life performances by ( Insert well regarded big name actor here ) you are slighter aware how different the acting is from what you usually see . Let me repeat though that it's not a real criticism

Respect too to Mr Broomfield for giving a very informative Q & A session after the showing where he was once again very even handed . He did talk a lot of sense where he said that in his humble opinion it should be Bush and Blair who should be on trial instead of the marines which led me to start a round of applause and that peace is coming to Iraq down to the fact that foreign Jihidists are murdering many Iraqis just for the sake of it . He did trip himself up later during the session when he claimed that " Britain and America spent several years arming both sides during the Iran - Iraq war " which led to me shouting " RUBBISH " but there were no hard feelings on either side and I genuinely look forward to Nick's next contribution to narrative cinema . Come to think of it if a Brit can make something so even handed why do we have to endure offensive Anglophobic garbage coming out of Hollywood studios like THE PATRIOT and THE DEVIL'S OWN ?

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