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Under The Wire (2018)

Under the Wire (original title)
In 2012, Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin and photographer, Paul Conroy arrived in Syria to tell the story of civilians trapped in Homs, a city under siege and relentless military attack from the Syrian army.

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Chris Martin (as Christopher Martin)

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Chris Martin (Chris Martin) (as Christopher Martin)
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Credited cast:
Ziad Abaza ... Wa'el
Janine Birkett Janine Birkett ... Marie Colvin
Edith Bouvier Edith Bouvier
Marie Colvin Marie Colvin ... Self (archive footage)
Paul Conroy Paul Conroy ... Self
Julian Lewis Jones ... Paul Conroy
Karine Myriam Lapouble Karine Myriam Lapouble ... Edith Bouvier
Nathan Dean Williams Nathan Dean Williams ... William Daniels
Anne Wittman ... Voiceover artist
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On 13 February 2012, two journalists entered war-ravaged Syria. One of them was celebrated Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin. The other was photographer, Paul Conroy. Their aim was to cover the plight of Syrian civilians trapped in Homs, a city under siege and relentless military attack from the Syrian army. Only one of them returned. This is their story.

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A Country at War. A City Under Siege. A Friendship Under Fire.

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Rated R for language and disturbing violent images | See all certifications »

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Very powerful, gripping commentary on Syria and on journalism
3 November 2018 | by hpaygreSee all my reviews

I've just seen this at the Aldeburgh documentary festival, followed by a Q&A with Paul Conroy, Lindsey Hilsum & Tom Brisley. A gripping documentary which charts the great Marie Colvin's last assignment. Most of us have no idea how impossibly difficult it was to get into non-state held Syria in 2012. This will show you. And it illustrates the importance of top quality journalism in any war or conflict. Paul Conroy says his assignment continues: to bring to the public consciousness of the world the slaughter of Syrians in 2012, and in making this film, he honours the memory of Marie Colvin, the oppressed Syrian people, and all journalists who have died in conflicts. Don't forget also all the other countless people who film the cameramen - this film is a great achievement, piecing together footage from all sorts of other cameramen. It couldn't be more topical. Add to this the extraordinary bravery of journalists, they might sometimes be foolhardy, but when things go wrong, there is no doubt that they risk everything to keep bringing out news as a matter of journalistic integrity.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,271, 18 November 2018

Gross USA:

$3,429

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,897
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