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Brian De Palma (written by)
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Release Date:
16 November 2007 (Spain) See more »
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Tagline:
Truth is the first casualty of war.
Plot:
The devastating reconstruction of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Iraqi girl by American soldiers in Samarra in 2006. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Izzy Diaz ... Angel Salazar
Rob Devaney ... Lawyer McCoy

Ty Jones ... Master Sergeant Sweet
Anas Wellman ... Soldier (as Anas 'Tipsy' Wellman)

Mike Figueroa ... Sergeant Jim Vasquez
Yanal Kassay ... Soldier
Dhiaa Khalil ... Soldier

Kel O'Neill ... Gabe Blix / Criminal Investigation Agent #2

Daniel Stewart Sherman ... B.B. Rush

Patrick Carroll ... Reno Flake
Qazi Freihat ... Hadi
Adel Odai ... Interpreter
Helen Zamel ... Date Girl
Hiyam Abdel Karim ... Pregnant Woman
Issam Shamary ... Pregnant Woman's Brother
Shukraya Maran ... Young Screaming Woman
Sahar Alloul ... Arab News Reporter

Happy Anderson ... Battalion Commander / Prosecutor (as Eric 'Happy' Anderson)
Mazen Zoubi ... Company Commander
Zahra Zubaidi ... Farah
Sabrine Munther ... Farah's Little Sister
Shatha Haddad ... Embedded Journalist
Karima Attayey ... Farah's Mother
Suhail Abdel Hussein ... Farah's Father
Hameed Sahi ... Farah's Grandfather
Bridget Barkan ... Judy McCoy

Ohad Knoller ... Army Psychiatrist
Paul O'Brien ... McCoy's Father (as Paul O'Brian)
Paul Hijazin ... English Newscaster
Jafar Zoubi ... ATV Anchorman
Nick Seeley ... Criminal Investigation Agent #1

Don McKellar ... Criminal Investigator (voice)

Abigail Savage ... Tattooed Kid
Andrew Cullen ... Buddy #1
Francois Caillaud ... Buddy #2 (as François Caillaud)
Lara Atalla ... Buddy #3
Julie Thiery ... 'Barrage' Narrator

Directed by
Brian De Palma 
 
Writing credits
Brian De Palma (written by)

Produced by
Laird Adamson .... co-executive producer
Mark Cuban .... executive producer
Jason Kliot .... producer
Christopher Matson .... associate producer
Gretchen McGowan .... co-executive producer
Eric Schwab .... co-producer
Stephen Traynor .... line producer
Simone Urdl .... producer
Joana Vicente .... producer
Todd Wagner .... executive producer
Jennifer Weiss .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jonathon Cliff (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Pankow 
 
Casting by
Billy Hopkins 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
Phillip Barker 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Diner 
 
Set Decoration by
Rana Abboot 
 
Costume Design by
Jamila Aladdin 
 
Makeup Department
Tamer Alsalaita .... assistant hair stylist
Tamer Alsalaita .... assistant makeup artist
Laurence Laufer .... tattoo artist
Adrien Morot .... special makeup effects artist
Orly Ronen .... key hair stylist
Orly Ronen .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Andrew Cullen .... assistant production manager
Mike Harrop .... post-production supervisor
Gretchen McGowan .... executive in charge of production
Stephen Traynor .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francois Caillaud .... key second assistant director
Tamir Naber .... third assistant director
Travis Rehwaldt .... second third assistant director
Eric Schwab .... second unit director
John M. Tyson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Rime Al-Jabr .... scenic painter
Amin Charif El Masri .... lead set dresser
Sana'a Jaber .... set dresser
Samy Keilani .... construction coordinator
John Moran .... graphic designer
Martha Sparrow .... assistant art director
Lana Tettlock .... key scenic painter
Paul Vernon .... property master
Samir Zaidan .... scenic painter
Nasser Zoubi .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Delaney .... conform editor
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Paula Fairfield .... sound designer
Paula Fairfield .... supervising sound editor
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Carla Murray .... sound effects designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Jason Perreira .... sound re-recording assistant
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Jill Purdy .... supervising dialogue and adr editor
John J. Thomson .... sound mixer
Alan Zielonko .... boom operator
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
David Harris .... special effects supervisor
Graham Hills .... senior special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Rob Gyorgy .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Steve Griffin .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Bailey .... second assistant camera
Alex Gomez .... first assistant camera
Bart Grieb .... lighting technician
Duraid Munajim .... camera operator: second unit
Osama Namrouqa .... gaffer
Kit Pennebaker .... assistant camera
 
Animation Department
William Cameron .... animator: titles
Timothy Peel .... playback animator
 
Casting Department
Lara Atalla .... casting: Jordan
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
George Naouri .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fikreyeh Abu Kheit .... assistant costume designer
Phaedra Dahdaleh .... costumer
Abd Elfattah Rayyan .... wardrobe assistant
Nooredin Abedrabboh Sufian .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Louis Casado .... color timer
Patrick Duchesne .... digital intermediate producer (as Pat Duchesne)
Jim Fleming .... digital film colorist
Rob Gyorgy .... DI editor
Matt Thompson .... digital media coordinator
Alex Yalakidis .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Stephanie Diaz-Matos .... music supervisor
Jim Dunbar .... music supervisor
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Adel Adawi .... transportation captain
Omar Ayesh .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Zuhair Amr .... entomologist (as Dr. Zuhair Amr)
Courtney Andrialis .... creative executive: HDNet Films
Reem Bandak .... production coordinator
Phillip Barker .... title designer
Maggie Cohn .... assistant: Mr. De Palma
Beisan Elias .... production assistant
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Alice Wickwire Foster .... production coordinator
Doug Gillespie .... production accountant
Sarah Hack .... assistant: Ms. Vicente and Mr. Kliot
Steve Holmgren .... office manager
Sonia Hosko .... assistant: Ms. Urdl and Ms. Weiss
Winnifred Jong .... script supervisor
Sam Kalidi .... adr
Fuad Khalil .... location manager
Quentin Little .... development executive
Mohammad Majali .... production assistant
Christopher Matson .... business affairs
Karen S. Neasi .... product placement
Travis Rehwaldt .... key set production assistant
Thomas Rotenberg .... development assistant
Dana Silverman .... production assistant
Robert Stein .... legal counsel
Charles Taylor .... head armorer
Scott Tremblay .... principal technical officer
Scott Weals .... military advisor
David Welch .... dog trainer
Virginia A. Williams .... production executive
 
Thanks
Stewart Aziz .... special thanks
Maxine Bailey .... special thanks
George David .... thanks
John DeBoer .... special thanks
Atom Egoyan .... special thanks
Luc Montpellier .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for strong disturbing violent content including a rape, pervasive language and some sexual references/images
Runtime:
90 min
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The film was financed by Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The U.S. Army soldiers in the film are all seen wearing the PASGT helmet, which was phased out of the U.S. Army and replaced with the MICH/ACH shortly before when the time period in which movie takes place, mid-2006.See more »
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111 out of 152 people found the following review useful.
the thing we know for sure about de Palma...., 16 January 2008
Author: auntielynn from United States, Texas, flatland

The thing we know for sure about de Palma is that there are no accidental or unintentional images, cuts, camera angles or words in his movies. What looks rough was intended to look rough. What looks like a careless frame was there to look careless. This film, like "Hi Mom" & "Greetings" (and even "Get to Know Your Rabbit) is not part of the Hollywood so many "reviewers" leaving their drivel in IMDb (aka the un-united statesmen) are either railing against or rallying behind.

As far as I could tell, this was a look at the world through De Palma's own Snake-eyes - via a camera, and a script HE wrote. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that a view of the world from his camera will not look like anybody else's, and most surely won't be subject to anybody else's rules or political agenda.

Back in the day when Martin Scorsese made "The Last Temptation of Christ," I got cornered next to a conversation of religious conservatives who were ranting about the "Jews who control of Hollywood" being behind Scorsese's film. I had to laugh -- and did. They all turned to look at me like I was next in line for the noose -- and so I pointed out that Scorsese was New York Italian Catholic -- and had contemplated the priesthood. And that he'd made so much money and reputation points for studios that no studio, executive, or other influencing body could or would try to influence or control the content of his films.

So again, there's a laugh here if you think De Palma is the tool of any studio, influential group, or left-wing agenda. The truth is, each filmmaker has a point of view that is their own - - or at least the ones who make the films we want to see.

And -- if you think Hollywood -- that herd of cats who make the entertainment which may well be our last exportable natural resource -- is wrangled into the lock-step of an agenda other than making money and making entertainment, then you've obviously never met a writer, an actor, a musician, an artist, a computer nerd, a designer, a makeup artist, a stunt coordinator, or an agent. As a group, the only thing they have in common is lust for MAKING. Individually -- their beliefs are as varied as Tom Cruise and Tom Waits. And their personal agendas may sometimes reach the light in the projector -- or the flash of paparazzi cameras -- or the blare of a talk show microphone.

But the statements made in these point-of-view films are artworks giving voice and image to the mind of the artist. Like Guerneca, Rhapsody in Blue, or Oliver Twist -- art is not just entertainment, beauty, or cleverness -- it is the expression of a personal agenda by its very nature. Artists are meliorists. They believe they can, and that they have the right, to change the world.

so get over yourselves. It's not a plot. It's free speech. And Brian De Palma has always been enamored of not so much speaking his mind -- as filming his mind.

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