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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Philip Haas

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Connie Nielsen ... Anna Molyneux
Damian Lewis ... Dan Murphy
Mido Hamada ... Zaid
Driss Roukhe Driss Roukhe ... Walid (as Driss Roukh)
Nasser Memarzia ... Rafeeq
Saïd Amadis Saïd Amadis ... Mayor Tahsin
Omar Berdouni ... Bashar
Chérine Amar Chérine Amar ... Noor
Shaun Evans ... Wesley
Tom McCarthy ... Major Hanks
Mahmoudi M'Barek Mahmoudi M'Barek ... Colonel Jobouri
John Slattery ... Colonel Carrick
Peter Eyre ... US Ambassador
Fatiha Watili Fatiha Watili ... Samira
Hamid Basket Hamid Basket ... Selim
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Underrated
18 December 2007 | by I_am_HVRSee 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

18 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Situation See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,187, 4 February 2007

Gross USA:

$48,896

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,896
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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