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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Mars ... Amira, Queen Lale
Terrell Carter ... Tony, Karmael
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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Horror | Thriller

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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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Tony, Karmael: Dude is dead!
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I suspect fraud
22 August 2016 | by imdb-560-331634See all my reviews

How did this movie get rated 8.7 of out 10. It's terrible. Wooden acting, hackneyed plot w/unattractive, improbable characters, inept directing, and the slowest pacing outside of watching paint dry.

Improbable characters seeking therapy for a communal dream are a psychiatrist (who believes in taking her traumatized patients on a junket to war torn Iraq), a black homosexual stud, a reformed porn star actress, a mute artist, a Mister Everyman, and an Islamic jihadist. Don't see many jihadists seeking therapy. In general, I don't think they're that introspective. Sounds like fun? It isn't thanks to the above flaws.

Favorite line - psychiatrist to jihadist, "I don't think joining a terror group is the answer to your problems", delivered by the actress without a trace of irony.

Based on 8.7 rating at the time, I rented this movie. IMDb owes me $4.99.

I suspect the director's friends and the cast and crew are responsible for the favorable ratings. Don't be fooled this movie is terrible.


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Country:

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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