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The Milan Protocol (2017)

Das Milan-Protokoll (original title)
The German doctor Martina is kidnapped by a Sunnite group, back in Iraq. Her confinement becomes an ordeal of her cognitive ability and her loyalty. In the end the meaningfulness of her own existence is questioned.


Peter Ott


Peter Ott (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catrin Striebeck Catrin Striebeck ... Martina
Christoph Bach ... Thomas
Bengin Ali Bengin Ali ... Adnan (as Bangin Ali)
Samy Abdel Fattah Samy Abdel Fattah ... Ismail (as Samy Abdel Fatah)
Erol Afsin ... Jibril
Adil Abdolrahman Adil Abdolrahman ... Omar (as Adil Abdulrahman)
Hussein Hassan Ali Hussein Hassan Ali ... Jamal (as Hussein Hassan)
Diman Zandi Diman Zandi ... Fatima (as Dimen Zandi)
Billey Demirtas Billey Demirtas ... Charo
Aziz Çapkurt ... Murat
Mouafaq Rushdie Mouafaq Rushdie ... (as Mouafaq Roushdie)
Henriette Nagel Henriette Nagel ... Vivian
Jamil Zekri Jamil Zekri
Abdullah Tarhan Abdullah Tarhan
Korkmaz Arslan ... Djafar


Martina works as a doctor in the refugee camps in the Kurdish region in northern Iraq. She is connected to the YPJ-brigades in northern Syria. They ask Martina to take care of a young German internationalist female fighter who has been injured severely in combat with ISIS. In an ambulance Martina crosses the Iraqi-Syrian border. On her way she smuggles a MILAN-system which has been part of the German arms supply for the Iraqi Kurds. The Emir of ISIS gets knowledge of this via the Turkish secret service. The Emir asks his ally Omar to get hold of the weapon. Omar's men seize the ambulance but instead of a MILAN they find a German female doctor, which they take with them. Omar is the military commander of a Sunni tribe which has pledged loyalty to ISIS. Omar wants to change sides again and considers having a German hostage in his hands would let his chances rise. One after another, several players take part in the case of the German doctor: Jamil, the sheikh of Omar's tribe, Abu Sadiq, ... Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Shot in the actual original locations at the border area between Iraq and Syria in 2016 during a period of heavy warfare in the area. See more »

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18 January 2018 (Germany) See more »

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Prisonnière des seigneurs de la guerre See more »

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