A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Following the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his men are charged with finding the so-called weapons of mass destruction, whose existence justified American involvement, according to the Pentagon and their man in Baghdad, Poundstone. Veteran CIA operative Marty tells Miller that there are no weapons, it is a deception to allow the Americans to take over the country and install a puppet leader. Also suspicious of Poundstone is Wall Street Journal reporter Lawrie Dayne, who lets slip to Miller that Poundstone told her he had secret talks in Jordan with an important Iraqi, code-named Magellan, who told him about the weapons, though it now seems likely Magellan's true information was to the contrary. So begins a hunt for the truth. Who's playing whom? Written by
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Ahmed Zubaidi is based on Ahmad Chalabi, an Iraqi politician who pushed for the US invasion of Iraq. See more »
When Chief Miller catches up to Freddy after he runs away with the notebook, we can see his right knee guard has slipped down to his ankle but after a short cut away to Freddy it is back up to his knee again. See more »
British director Paul Grengrass + American actor Matt Damon = "The
Bourne Supremacy", "The Bourne Ultimatum" and now "Green Zone", so we
know what to expect here - and we're not disappointed. From the opening
seconds, we're into the action with the trademark Greengrass 'in the
action' frenetic camera-work and sharp editing. Although the film is
said to be inspired by the non-fiction book "Imperial Life In The
Emerald City" by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, a journalist for The Washington
Post, the conspiratorial storyline is the invention of Greengrass who
developed the original script.
If the tension isn't as excruciating at that other Iraq movie "The Hurt
Locker", at least "Green Zone" has a narrative and poses some
questions, hard questions that many American viewers would probably
were rather not aired: what was the source of the 'intelligence' that
Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction? why was the
source so readily believed when the evidence was so thin? could the
bloody insurgency which followed the relatively easy initial occupation
have been avoided if the Americans had been willing to work with
elements of the Iraqi army?
See the movie and think about the issues. As a central Iraqi character
puts it: "It's not up to you to determine what happens in this
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