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Battle for Haditha

Battle for Haditha
  • 2007
  • UK
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nick Broomfield
  • Written by: Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin, Anna Telford
  • Cast: Elliot Ruiz, Yasmine Hanani, Matthew Knoll
  • Language: English, Arabic

Broomfield shifts from documentary to drama, focusing the full horror of the American project in Iraq through atrocities that occurred in November 2005. He certainly has an eye for an image, but his determination to draw as many comparisons as possible between the invaders and insurgents goes overboard and sheds no real light on the travesty of warfare.

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Battle for Haditha

28 Feb 20083 stars

WAR DRAMA (15) 96min Scottish documentary-maker Kevin Macdonald found when tackling Middle Eastern politics, as he did so memorably with One Day in September, that no matter how even-handed your approach, there’s little chance of pleasing any of the…

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