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The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair (2006)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 23 March 2007 (USA)
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A freedom-loving Iraqi journalist is mistaken as Tony Blair's would-be assassin and sent to Abu Ghraib Prison where he discovers the true meaning of liberation.
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Yunis Khatayer Abbas Yunis Khatayer Abbas ... Himself
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A freedom-loving Iraqi journalist is mistaken as Tony Blair's would-be assassin and sent to Abu Ghraib Prison where he discovers the true meaning of liberation.

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Documentary

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language and mature thematic elements
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Germany | USA

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English

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23 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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$1,097, 23 March 2007, Limited Release
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Pepper and Bones See more »
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Color
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Alternate Versions

The Version that premiered at Toronto in 2006 was 54 minutes long. The US theatrical version is 72 minutes. See more »

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Follows Gunner Palace (2004) See more »

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Stranger than Fiction
13 January 2007 | by info-11552See all my reviews

I just saw the film at a sneak preview screening in New York where we did not know what we were seeing. It's not the kind of film I would normally see, but I found that Mr. Abbas' story opened my eyes to what average Iraqis have suffered in this war. More, his story--and the charges against him--would be extremely funny if were not for the fact that they are true. Yes, US intelligence thought he was plotting to kill Tony Blair. How they thought he was supposed to do that (the only evidence they found was a bottle of shampoo!) is beyond me. The real shocker in the film is just how bad the conditions in Abu Ghraib were. The army admits now that up to 80% of the 1000s of prisoners there were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I also agree with the previous poster that the comic imagery is a surprise, but it does work. The whole story reads like a comedy of errors--complete with cartoonish villains.


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