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THE SITUATION (2006)

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* "Compelling and deeply disturbing." San Francisco Chronicle * "THE SITUATION, Philip Haas's deftly paced, well-written, and brilliantly infuriating Iraq War thriller is not only the strongest of recent geopolitical hotspot flicks but one that has been designed for maximal agitation." Village Voice


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Catalogue No. ACC0083
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723000837
DVD Release Date 8 May 2008
Director Phillip Haas
Producer Michael Sternberg
Cast Damian Lewis, Connie Nielsen
Genre War Thriller
Rating MA 15+ (Strong violence and coarse language)
Run Time 111 minutes
Visual Format 1.85:1
Audio Format Dolby Stereo
Language English
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Quotes * "Compelling and deeply disturbing." San Francisco Chronicle * "THE SITUATION, Philip Haas's deftly paced, well-written, and brilliantly infuriating Iraq War thriller is not only the strongest of recent geopolitical hotspot flicks but one that has been designed for maximal agitation." Village Voice
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Synopsis
Combining elements of thriller, romance, and war movie, THE SITUATION, set exclusively in Iraq and the first U.S. feature film to deal with the occupation, dramatizes one of the countless human stories that lie behind the headlines of the current war.

When a group of American soldiers throw an Iraqi boy off a bridge in Samarra in Iraq, it sets off a chain of events that exposes the deep rifts among the Iraqi people and results in yet another cycle of violence between the insurgents and the corrupt Iraqi police.

Anna, an American journalist, is writing a story about the assassination of an Iraqi leader with whom she had developed a close relationship. She is also in the process of finishing a relationship with Dan, an American intelligence official, who thinks the war can be won with hearts and minds. As she begins her investigation into the reason for her friend's death, a young Iraqi photographer shows her there are people, rather than sides, in the conflict and he begins to win her heart. As she tries to make sense of the half-truths of Iraq, she gets caught up in the violence and finds her life in extreme danger.
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