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The Situation (2006)

R | | Drama, War | 18 October 2006 (USA)
The story of an American journalist, a CIA operative, and an Iraqi photographer against the backdrop of the bloody war in Iraq.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Anna Molyneux
... Dan Murphy
... Zaid
Driss Roukhe ... Walid (as Driss Roukh)
... Rafeeq
Saïd Amadis ... Mayor Tahsin
... Bashar
Chérine Amar ... Noor
... Wesley
... Major Hanks
Mahmoudi M'Barek ... Colonel Jobouri
... Colonel Carrick
... US Ambassador
Fatiha Watili ... Samira
Hamid Basket ... Selim
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Americans in Iraq, insurgency rising, truth illusive. U.S. soldiers in Samarra throw boys off a bridge; one drowns. An American reporter and her Iraqi photographer pursue the story. Samarra's mayor aids the U.S. and fears the rising power of an ex-Republican Guard. The mayor uses a Baathist ex-diplomat to sell out his rival. The diplomat wants a post abroad, so he trades "intel" for safe passage. The reporter's lover, a CIA man in Baghdad, pushes for progress on public works in Sumarra; he promotes cooperation with Rafeeq, an intellectual whom other Americans call an insurgent. Rafeeq is in danger. All roads lead to the village of Al Tawr. War at its most opaque: Iraqis call it "the situation." Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | War

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Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,187, 4 February 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,195, 27 May 2007
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Written by Fuzzbee Morse
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18 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie is good. And I mean really well done. If you are looking for a movie without too much political agenda, then this is the one. It takes you right on the ground, on the streets and in the houses of Iraq. It showcases the torment and mistrust that has grown in the hearts of people there. It has the look and feel of an indie, at the same time it is very well made. The acting is very good, at all the levels. The movie needs a careful viewing. It is NOT an action movie. It is a well spun out drama with very good character building and a superbly evolving storyline. This is my pick from all the movies on Iraq, along with No End In Site.


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