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BATTLE FOR HADITHA

by Nick Broomfield

synopsis

November 19th 2005, Haditha, Iraq. Iraqi insurgents bomb a convoy of US Marines, resulting in the death of their most popular officer. Enraged by this loss, his young Marine buddies carry out a brutal retaliation. Their violent house-searches lead to the massacre of 24 people, many of whom are women and children - tragic casualties of a war they cannot control. The Marines too are victims, attacked, wounded, and forced to respond in the way they have been trained. Can Marines in the line of fire be accused of murder?

international title: Battle for Haditha
original title: Battle for Haditha
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Dreamachine
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Nick Broomfield
film run: 93'
release date: ES 14/12/2007, FR 06/02/2008, UK 29/02/2008
screenplay: Nick Broomfield, Anna Telford, Marc Hoeferlin
cast: Elliot Ruiz, Falah Abraheem Flayeh, Yasmine Hanani, Duraid A. Ghaieb, Eric Mehalacopoulos
cinematography by: Mark Wolf
film editing: Ash Jenkins, Stuart Gazzard
art director: David Bryan
music: Nick Laird-Clowes
producer: Nick Broomfield, Peter Dale, Charles Finch
production: Lafayette Film Limited, Channel 4

main awards/selection

Festival de San Sebastián 2007 Silver Shell for the Best Director
Special Mentin - Signis Award
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