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Release Date:
29 May 2008 (Germany) See more »
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The War on Terror will be photographed See more »
Plot:
Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison. | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 13 nominations See more »
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Important expose on the total breakdown of disciple and abuse of authority. See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Megan Ambuhl Graner ... Herself
Javal Davis ... Himself
Ken Davis ... Himself
Anthony Diaz ... Himself - Former MP
Tim Dugan ... Himself
Lynndie England ... Herself

Jeffrey Frost ... Himself - Former MP
Sabrina Harman ... Herself
Janis Karpinski ... Herself
Roman Krol ... Himself
Brent Pack ... Himself
Jeremy Sivits ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Bradley ... Military Police (as Chris Bradley)
Sarah Denning ... Military Police
Robin Dill ... OGA

Joshua Feinman ... Military Police (as Josh Feinman)
Jeff L. Green ... Military Police (as Jeff Green)
Roy Halo ... Detainee
Cyrus King ... Military Intelligence
Alim Kouliev ... OGA / Interrogator

Mike McCann ... OGA / Interrogator
Daniel Novy ... Military Police

Zhubin Rahbar ... Detainee

Shaun Russell ... Military Police
Kami Shahab ... Detainee
Charity Sills ... Military Intelligence
Leighton Strout ... Detainee
Robert Dill ... Translator (uncredited)

Merry Grissom ... Interrogator (uncredited)
Combiz Shams ... Iraqi Detainee (uncredited)
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Directed by
Errol Morris 
 
Produced by
Julie Ahlberg .... producer
Amanda Branson Gill .... co-producer
Robert Fernandez .... executive producer
Errol Morris .... producer
Ann Petrone .... co-producer
Diane Weyermann .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Danny Elfman 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Chappell (director of photography)
Robert Richardson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Andy Grieve 
Steven Hathaway 
Dan Mooney 
 
Production Design by
Steve Hardie 
 
Set Decoration by
John M. Kelly 
 
Costume Design by
Marina Draghici 
 
Makeup Department
Brad Look .... key makeup artist
Donyale McRae .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ron Ames .... post-production supervisor
Laura Burnell .... production supervisor (as Laura Anderson)
Mark Lipson .... post-production supervisor
Brody McHugh .... production supervisor
Dina Marie Piscatelli .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shea Varge .... second assistant director
Julian Wall .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Christopher Branan .... carpenter
Jon Gold .... property master
Larry Morgan .... carpenter
Miles S. Richman .... lead painter
Daniel Turk .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Bowker .... sound editor
Dustin Cawood .... assistant sound designer
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
G. John Garrett .... sound mixer
Pete Horner .... sound effects editor
Pete Horner .... sound re-recording mixer
Marc Mann .... midi transcriptions
Darren McKenzie .... midi transcriptions
John Nutt .... supervising sound editor
Randy Thom .... sound designer
Dror Gescheit .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ron Ames .... visual effects producer
Danny Braet .... visual effects
Kyle Cooper .... designer
Adam Gerstel .... visual effects editor
Jesse Klein Seret .... assistant visual effects editor (as Jesse Klein)
Stephen Lawes .... compositor
Robert Legato .... visual effects supervisor
Luke McDonald .... visual effects
Nathaniel Park .... visual effects editor
Chris Paxson .... motion control technician
Richard Wardlow .... visual effects
Gary Mau .... effects animator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
William Devital .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Todd Avery .... second assistant camera
Eric Boyle .... key grip
Mark J. Casey .... electrician
Joe Christofori .... first assistant camera
Scott D. Davis .... gaffer
Tim Driscoll .... key grip
Joe Duarte .... grip
Dan Hutchinson .... electrician
John R. Kaplan .... grip
Abby Levine .... digital imaging technician
Steven Romeo .... digital utility
Travis Trudell .... set electric
John Vecchio .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Claire Benjamin .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carrie Dacre .... set costumer
Roseann Milano .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Christine Carr .... digital intermediate producer
Salvatore Catanzaro .... on-line editor
Brad Fuller .... co-editor
David Ian Salter .... co-editor (as David Salter)
Karen Schmeer .... co-editor
Jim Passon .... color timer (uncredited)
Jorge Tanaka .... digital intermediate assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Michael Atwell .... digital score recordist
Steve Bartek .... orchestrator
Marc Mann .... midi transcriptions
Darren McKenzie .... midi transcriptions
Tim Rodier .... music preparation
Shie Rozow .... music editor
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
Edgardo Simone .... orchestrator
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
 
Other crew
Unjoo Lee Byars .... title producer: Main/End Titles, Graphics
Maggie Causey .... script supervisor
Kyle Cooper .... title sequence: designer
Erin Henning .... production assistant
Raymond Hernandez .... production assistant
Daniel Izui .... production assistant
Chris Kasick .... post consultant
Zach Lazar .... stage manager
Lindy Lucas .... production secretary
Mike Mollica .... production assistant
TeNeil Moore .... production coordinator
Sean Robert O'Keefe .... production assistant
Daniel Polsby .... assistant to director
Allan Rafael .... set production assistant
Derek Rimelspach .... production assistant
Ellen Stafford .... producer: main/end titles
George Whitman .... key set production assistant
Sven Zuege .... title designer: end titles, Prologue Films
Seth Kleinberg .... technical producer: main and end titles and visual effects (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for disturbing images and content involving torture and graphic nudity, and for language
Runtime:
116 min | Germany:118 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Canada:18A (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:U (with warning) | Germany:18 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:M18 | UK:15 | USA:R

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First documentary ever to be nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival (2008).See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Important expose on the total breakdown of disciple and abuse of authority., 11 April 2010
Author: PWNYCNY from United States

This disturbing documentary causes one to ask: is the U. S. military populated by a bunch of degenerates masquerading as soldiers? Is the U. S. military depicted in this movie the same U. S. military that was welcomed as liberators during World War Two or has the U. S. military iterated to the point that it is now completely unrecognizable from its past? Abuse of authority is an old story but when it is officially sanctioned and then covered up, then that is altogether another story. Hasn't the U. S. military ever heard of the Nuremberg War Crime trial? Yet this same military directed its lowest ranking personnel to commit the grossest criminal acts and when the whole thing was uncovered refused to take responsibility, instead opting to scapegoat those who were stuck with having to carry out the orders. What kind of leadership is that? There's a saying: S%$# flows downhill and what happened at Abu Graib prison is proof of that. Where did the soldiers get the idea that you could torture prisoners? Where did that come from? What kind of culture would produce people who think that making people sexually abuse themselves is acceptable ... and then gloat about it? The photos shown in this movie speak for themselves. The United States did not fight Nazi Germany just to adopt the procedures associated with the SS, but at Abu Graib that is exactly what happened.

One other thing. What this documentary reports is another example of what happens when amateurs, in this case reservists, are asked to perform military duties for this they have no training or professional experience. But even that does not explain the total breakdown in discipline and the willingness to engage in repugnant behavior that they knew was illegal and improper.

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