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Year 2004, operation Iraqi freedom. Iraqi rebels loyal to Shiite leader Muqtada Al-Sadr, launched an insurgency. Karbala City Hall is cut off, leaving inside 40 Poles and 40 Bulgarian soldiers with supplies of food and ammo to 24h fight.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bartlomiej Topa ... Kalicki
Antoni Królikowski ... Kamil Grad
Hristo Shopov Hristo Shopov ... Getow
Atheer Adel ... Fraid
Leszek Lichota ... Malenczuk 'Maly'
Michal Zurawski ... Waszczuk 'Starszy'
Tomasz Schuchardt ... Sobanski
Zbigniew Stryj ... Dabek
Piotr Zurawski ... Waszczuk 'Mlody'
Lukasz Simlat ... 'X'
Piotr Glowacki ... Galica
Mikolaj Roznerski ... Rozdzynski 'Rozen'
Samir Fuchs
Jakub Wieczorek Jakub Wieczorek ... Majcherek
Alexander Sano ... Sirakow
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Year 2004, operation Iraqi freedom ongoing. During the holiday of Ashura, Iraqi rebels loyal to Shiite leader Muqtada Al-Sadr, launched an insurgency. Karbala City Hall is cut off, leaving inside 40 Poles and 40 Bulgarian soldiers with supplies of food and ammo to 24h fight. They defended three days till reinforcement came, killing first night over 80 rebels. Written by Hagaros

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Poland | Bulgaria

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English | Arabic | Polish

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11 September 2015 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

4 jours en enfer: Kerbala, Irak See more »

Filming Locations:

Opole, Opolskie, Poland See more »

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Miramar Film,Next Film See more »
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2.35 : 1
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It's based on a true story
19 June 2016 | by dimchodSee all my reviews

Those who think it's a science fiction or propaganda - sorry, pals, it's a true story. From the Bulgarian side it was officially stated and the story was told from it's own heroes. The attacks happened mostly night as poles and Bulgarians didn't have much equipment for night vision and Mahdi's attackers knew that. The soldiers were shooting in direction of the reflection of metal. The mortars fire was apparently mostly dangerous and because it came from small 65mm mortars that can easily be loaded on cars. The person who neutralize the mortar fire - Sergeant Ivan Mihaylov took initiative and with another 4 comrades run for about 2.5km in the night getting into the back of the attackers and surprised them. The actual number of attackers was not known, although they guess that Mahdi's supporters that came in Kerbala was at least 360 and more locals joined them. The Polish and Bulgarian units were sent to help the city hall as the Iraqi soldiers there suffered an attack. Poles and Bulgarians managed to get to the hall through 2 ambushes and once in the hall, the severe attacks began. Back to the movie - it's definitely a very nice war movie, but it's not a surprise - every third good producer and director in Hollywood is Polish. They tried to keep to the original story as much as they could and gave a good glance of the whole story. Worth seeing and definitely it will come ahead of many war movies I've seen.


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