MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,404 this week

Heavy Metal in Baghdad (2007)

 -  Documentary | Music | War  -  23 May 2008 (USA)
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 896 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 32 critic

In the late summer of 2006, in the middle of the insurgency, filmmakers Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi traveled to Baghdad to meet and interview the only heavy metal band in Iraq, ... See full summary »

Writers:

(narration writer), (narration writer)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2641 titles
created 25 Jun 2011
 
a list of 239 titles
created 28 Oct 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 09 Sep 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 12 Dec 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Heavy Metal in Baghdad (2007)

Heavy Metal in Baghdad (2007) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Heavy Metal in Baghdad.
1 win. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Firas Al-Lateef ...
Himself
Suroosh Alvi ...
Himself
Marwan Reyad ...
Himself
Faisal Talal ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

In the late summer of 2006, in the middle of the insurgency, filmmakers Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi traveled to Baghdad to meet and interview the only heavy metal band in Iraq, Acrassicauda. "Heavy Metal in Baghdad" is the story of the band and its members, young Iraqis whose lives have been distorted and displaced by years of continual warfare in their homeland. The filmmakers have collected glimpses into the struggles of Acrassicauda as they try to stay together and stay alive. Their struggle is the untold story of the hopes and dreams of an entire generation of young Iraqis. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Music | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

23 May 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heavy Metal in Baghdad  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

(HDCAM)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Marwan Reyad: For six years, man, we've been like bounded to that store. I remember all that shit, dude. This is a quite impressing movie that you filmed down there. You know what? We feel sad. We feel terribly fucking sad. This is a fucking sad scenes. Tragedy scenes. Seeing the country that you grew up in and all the people that you know that don't live anymore. Right now dead. These are the things that you lay your back on. These are things that you turn off the TV whenever, or like change the channel ...
See more »

Connections

Edited into Imagine: Heavy Metal in Baghdad (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Underworld
Written and Performed by Acrassicauda
Courtesy of Acrassicauda
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Rock on!!
12 June 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This documentary really opened my eyes to the simple pleasures that we take for granted . I was really moved by the fact that I can just hop in my car go to a gig and let my anger out in the pit and just live life . This documentary brings to light the hardships that occur in Iraq , and to this band the only thing that makes them free is getting together to jam and record a album . you will feel a whole new sense of self after seeing this documentary trust me. I as a Canadian feel a great injustice of what is occurring in Iraq after viewing this , but ,media and politics dictate what they want you to see. Wake up north America ! and create a world that we can all just be free to express ourselves in whatever form we choose .


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where are they now atari5000
You know, there's going to be hate threads here... anghel_ng_kamatayan
What are the top 10 Heavy Metal films? david-5133
Heavy Metal in Baghdad - IRAQ metal_beast100
Re: Online viewing? firstflightpictures
Discuss Heavy Metal in Baghdad (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page