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Only the Dead (2015)

Australian journalist Michael Ware's experiences in Iraq during the 2003 war and after.
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Credited cast:
Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi ... Himself
Michael Ware Michael Ware ... (voice)
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Only the Dead is a war story unlike any ever seen. A story of what happens when one ordinary man, Time magazine war correspondent Michael Ware, transplanted into the Middle East by the reverberations of 9/11, butts into history. Ware handpicked and given a shattering video tape by the most feared, most hated terrorists on the planet to announce his arrival of the world stage sets out on an epic journey into the deepest recesses of the conflict as he seeks answers. Answers that he thinks will lead him to the Truth.

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Australia | Iraq

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English

Release Date:

15 February 2016 (UK) See more »

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Only the Dead See the End of War See more »

Filming Locations:

Iraq

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Michael Ware: Certain dark chambers of the heart, once opened, can never be closed again. Or so a soldier wrote after serving here. I know this is what Zarqawi had done to so many of us, to the Americans, to the Iraqis, to me... showed us recesses in our souls we never knew we had.
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Okay, if not great documentary.
8 April 2016 | by dannybeansSee all my reviews

It's a little disingenuous to claim that 'Al-Zarqawi' is a star in this documentary as if the creator was his 'go to guy'. I got no particular feeling of this at all, despite claims made during the documentary. I won't go into why, it would ruin the story. Despite these claims, it is a pretty good documentary and worth a watch for the sheer nakedness of the war displayed in all it's horror. Why we have censorship in countries is beyond me. War is war and should never be taken lightly. The age of some of these soldiers is unbelievable and the things and decisions they are exposed to on a daily basis is horrendous that it's really no surprise when they come back and develop PTSD.


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