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Battle for Haditha -- Iraqi insurgents bomb a convoy of US Marines, resulting in the death of their
most popular officer. Enraged by this loss, his young Marine buddies carry out a
brutal retaliation. Their violent house-searches lead to the massacre of 24
people, many of whom are women and children - tragic casualties of a war they
cannot control.
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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  (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)

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
George David .... special thanks

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Rated R for war violence, disturbing images, and for pervasive language
97 min
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The film was shot in an unconventional way whereas instead of a detailed script, there was only an outline of each scene and where the story was going. Actors would then improvise much of the dialogue based on director Nick Broomfield's instructions.See more »
Anachronisms: All of the Iraqi Army soldiers in the film are seen wearing the "three-color" DCU uniform, although in the time period that the movie takes place in (late 2005), the Iraqi military wore the "chocolate-chip" DBDU uniform.See more »
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References Breaking News (2004)See more »


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71 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
Powerful & Provocative Film, 12 November 2007
Author: Black Narcissus from Maida Vale, UK

I saw this film at it's London premiere at the Odeon West End as part of the London Film Festival.

I guess Nick Broomfield was getting sick & tired of seeing Michael Moore ripping off his Documentary style so made this his Second feature film in as many years. Like the earlier film, Ghosts (, the Battle for Haditha is based on fact.

The film tells story of the events of November 19, 2005, when a troop of US Marines exact revenge for an earlier attack which killed one of their number in the Iraqi town of Haditha.

The Film focuses on three different viewpoints, the first of Iraqi insurgents, which in this case isn't some mad Mullah but an old man, who we learn is an ex-Army officer and his son. The second focuses on a Corporal Ruiz, a young Marine who you feel wants to be anywhere but Iraqi and the finally the film focuses on a young Iraqi couple and their extended family.

The film is shot Cinéma-vérité style and at times is very harrowing. But it's to Broomfields credit that he to my mind he doesn't simply demonize the US soldiers. Instead you get to understand how young men put in a situation that you the viewer couldn't understand let alone cope with, could just lose it after a comrade is killed. Likewise, in the films portrayal of the insurgent fighters Broomfield manages to make you think what would you do, if, as in the film, your a professional soldier made jobless by a an Occupying force. How do you feed your family, and wouldn't you feel some resentment to the occupation forces for making you jobless. But it's in the Iraqi families, caught between the US forces and the Insurgents that the film is at it's best. They can't do the right thing for doing wrong. It is they who bear the brunt of either Insurgency retaliation or US Forces heavy-handedness. They who ultimately will and are the losers in Film.

This is a powerful film which deals with all aspects of the problem fair mindedly, but doesn't shy away from the truth. Don't let those who haven't watched the film put you off seeing the best portrayal of the War on Terror to date.

Black Narcissus

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