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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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Nick Broomfield (written by)
Anna Telford (written by)
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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)

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: Some of the U.S. Marines in the film are seen with Colt Model 727 carbines, although that weapon had long been fully replaced by the M4A1 by the time the film took place (late 2005).See more »
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References Breaking News (2004)See more »

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32 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
A story that needed to be told, 13 August 2008
Author: insomnia from Australia

It's almost impossible to be totally objective regarding a subject about which one is truly passionate. The war in Iraq is a subject that divides people like no other in recent times. As with any conflict, the war in Iraq has its supporters and its detractors. There is no middle ground. There are no grey areas: everything is just black or white. Either you believe it's a justifiable war, or you don't. This brings me to Nick Broomfield's new film, "The Battle For Haditha". The subject of the film is controversial as it deals with an incident in the city of Haditha, allegedly involving the US Marines. Broomfield uses actors, some of whom are former US Marines and Iraq veterans, as well as Iraqi refugees, to fashion a film that successfully straddles the gap between a regular documentary and a straightforward feature film. The film encompasses three points of view: those of the Marines, the insurgents, and the families who lived near where the roadside bomb detonated. This film is a fictionalised account of what actually happened at Haditha. It shows quite graphically, the horrors of war and what the Americans as well as innocent Iraqis have to go through almost on a daily basis. There are deaths on both sides, but it's Iraqi civilians who are caught in the crossfire and who have to bear the brunt of dealing with men who have been stretched to breaking point. The film in no way condones the actions of either the insurgents or the Marines. It just shows the audience what might have occurred on that fateful day, and it's for those in the audience to make up their own minds as to who was in the right and who was in the wrong. When reading some of the comments posted on the message board for this film, I find it somewhat puzzling that some contributors write that "Battle For Haditha" is anti-American. Just because the US Marines are shown in a less than sympathetic light in this film, does not mean the film is on the side of the insurgents. What the film does demonstrate is how quickly things can get out of hand, in a situation such as that in Haditha. By all means criticize a film on its merits, or lack of them. Please, though, do not label this film as un-American just because it doesn't fit a blinkered view of the way the world is.

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