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by Andreas Dresen


The battle for the release of her son Murat from Guantanamo catapults Turkish housewife Rabiye Kurnaz from her terraced house in Bremen straight into world politics and all the way to the Supreme Court in Washington. At her side is human rights lawyer Bernhard Docke - the reserved, level-headed lawyer and the temperamental Turkish mother with a wicked sense of humour – now fighting side-by-side to get Murat out.

international title: Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush
original title: Rabiye Kurnaz gegen George W. Bush
country: Germany, France
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Andreas Dresen
film run: 119'
screenplay: Laila Stieler
cast: Meltem Kaptan, Alexander Scheer, Nazmi Kirik, Sevda Polat, Abdullah Emre Oztürk, Charly Hübner, Jeanette Spassova, Abak Safaei-Rad, Alexander Hörbe
cinematography by: Andreas Höfer
film editing: Jörg Hauschild
art director: Susanne Hopf
costumes designer: Birgitt Kilian, Kim Chewning
music: Johannes Repka
producer: Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen
line producer: Fee Buck, Sabine Schenk
production: Pandora Filmproduktion, Iskremas Filmproduktion, Cinéma Defacto
distributor: Pandora Film Distribution

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Andreas Dresen, Alexander Scheer, Laila Stieler, Meltem Kaptan, Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen, Sevda Polat
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