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Iraq in Fragments (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 19 January 2007 (UK)
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Stories from modern day Iraq as told by Iraqis living in a time of war, occupation and ethnic tension.

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James Longley
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mohammed Haithem Mohammed Haithem ... Himself
Suleiman Mahmoud Suleiman Mahmoud ... Himself
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Storyline

Iraq in Fragments illuminates post-war Iraq in three acts, building a picture of a country pulled in different directions by religion and ethnicity. Filmed in verité style with no scripted narration, the film explores the lives of ordinary Iraqis to illustrate and give background to larger trends in Iraqi society. Written by James Longley

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Documentary | War

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USA

Language:

Kurdish | Arabic

Release Date:

19 January 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Irak w kawalkach See more »

Filming Locations:

Baghdad, Iraq See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,435, 12 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$204,462
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In 2012 IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS was named by the Sundance Documentary Program as one of the 10 best documentary films of the past decade. See more »

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Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) See more »

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amazing...simply amazing
5 October 2007 | by riceowensmossSee all my reviews

John Langely somehow created amazing shots all the while risking his life daily in a war zone where white skin can be a death sentence. I recommend this film not just to the documentary crowd, but to anyone interested in the Iraq war. Sometimes the shots are so breath-taking you don't believe it's reality, it is too perfect, even beautiful. I would have called this film, Iraq in people, because thats what I saw in this film, an intimate, very personal look at the struggles of people, who live in a war. The relationship between the boy(Muhammad) and his boss is hard to watch. The boy admires him like a father, but the man puts him down often and with no visible regret when he breaks the boy down because he can't spell his father's name after 4 years of school.


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