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The Prisoner Or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair

Rating:PG-13 (for some strong language and mature thematic elements)
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:March 23, 2007
Running time:54 minutes
Cast:Yunis Khatayer Abbas
Director:Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
Producer:Petra Epperlein
Distributor:Red Envelope Entertainment

Web Site: http://www.theprisoner.us/

Description: Baghdad , September 2003: In a middle-class house on a quiet street, a family is fast asleep. Without warning, the front door is crashed and American soldiers storm the house looking for weapons and bomb-making material. Cameraman Michael Tucker documents the event as the men in the house are cuffed and forced to kneel in the garden. A search of the house uncovers no incriminating evidence, however Yunis Khatayer Abbas and three of his brothers are taken and detained. Bent on forcing Yunis to confess to crimes he did not commit, his captors press him with bizarre questions about music tastes, sexual preferences and Harrison Ford. His intelligence value exhausted, he is then transferred to Abu Ghraib Prison. The charge: planning the ssassination of Tony Blair. Yunis endures by helping his fellow prisoners and keeping a secret diary. He also forges an unlikely friendship with one of his guards, who he calls "The Good Soldier." Combining Tucker's embedded footage, Yunis' home movies, testimony from former guard Benjamin Thompson and original comic book art, the film traces the moving story of an ordinary man trapped in a Kafkaesque nightmare. Unique in its presentation and unlikely in its very existence, "The Prisoner Or How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair" details an absurd comedy of errors where one freedom-loving Iraqi journalist learns the true meaning of liberation.

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