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by Samir


Bombs, war, angry bearded men, shrouded sobbing women, shattered cities: Iraq, as seen through the eyes of the western media these days. These images are juxtaposed with those from the fifties and seventies: films with frivolous music, unveiled women who study; elegantly dressed men in Bagdad, a modern city. How did it come to this? Film director Samir tells the story of his globalised middle-class Iraqi family, scattered between Auckland, Moscow, Paris, London and Buffalo, New York.

international title: Iraqi Odyssey
original title: Iraqi Odyssey
country: Switzerland, Germany, Australia
sales agent: Autlook Filmsales GmbH
year: 2014
genre: documentary
directed by: Samir
film run: 163'
screenplay: Samir
cinematography by: Pierre Mennel, Lukas Strebel, Yuri Burak, John Kelleran, Kirill Gerra, Samir
film editing: Sophie Brunner, Ali Al Fatlawi, Wathiq Al Ameri, Kathrin Plüss
music: Maciej Sledziecki
producer: Werner Schweizer
co-producer: Herbert Schwering, Furat al Jamil, Urs Augstburger, Jutta Krug
production: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Coin Film GmbH, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
backing: Sanad Fund
distributor: Look Now!


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Toronto International Film Festival 2014
Berlinale 2015Panorama Dokumente

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