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Curse of Mesopotamia (2015)

Five strangers, one nightmare, Hell reincarnated. Curse of Mesopotamia is the first english language genre film coming out of the Middle East. Starring a diverse international cast, it is based on the Newroz legend.

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Lauand Omar

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Lauand Omar
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Mars ... Amira, Queen Lale
Terrell Carter ... Tony, Karmael
Karim Saidi Karim Saidi ... King Azdahak
Kaoutar Boudarraja Kaoutar Boudarraja ... Zuleykha
Mauricio Rousselon Mauricio Rousselon ... John, Kawa
Hania Amar ... Veronique, Gule
Stacy Thunes Stacy Thunes ... Dr. Barbara, Efrite
Ana Sinclair Ana Sinclair ... Dalia, Queen Kandalana
Ahmad Massad Ahmad Massad ... Ahmed
Alan Monzalvo Alan Monzalvo ... Damir
Daniel W. Smith Daniel W. Smith ... Demon
Lea Omar Lea Omar ... Roula
Raya Khatib Raya Khatib ... Harem Beauty
Ozzie Aziz Ozzie Aziz ... Madame
Behnaz Yazdanfar Behnaz Yazdanfar ... Sana
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Five strangers, one nightmare, Hell reincarnated. Curse of Mesopotamia is the first english language genre film coming out of the Middle East. Starring a diverse international cast, it is based on the Newroz legend.

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Filming was stopped when ISIS invaded Irbil and had to be completed in Jordan. Based on an interview of the writer/director on the BBC See more »

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Dalia, Queen Kandalana: It's like a curse has been put on this region. Before Kawa there were the Median wars. Alexander the Great invading. Then the Christians fighting Salahuddin. Sunnis vs Shiites. Genocide against Kurds and Armenians. Bin Laden hailing from the borders of Mesopotamia. ISIS. The list goes on and on. Welcome to the cradle of Civilization, my friend.
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Truly Terrible
27 August 2016 | by jackbit-18592See all my reviews

I have to agree with the previous 2 reviewers; I cannot for the life of me figure out how anyone could honestly rate this movie over a 1. The only solution I have for the high rating is that the cast and crew all rated it a 10. My husband and I were disappointed that we relied on IMDb rating and rented this waste time. However, we learned our lesson and will read the reviews before renting another movie.

I would agree with everything the previous reviewers said. I would also add, the fight scenes reminded me of children slap fighting (you know, heads turned, lashing out blindly in fear of hurting or being hurt). While that might have given the movie a moment of comedic relief, they tried to hide the problem with editing and changing camera angles--leaving the viewer little time to absorb the full absurdity.

Cannot say one good thing about this movie. Nothing.


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Iraq | Jordan

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English

Release Date:

15 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Kurdistan, Iraq See more »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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