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Rent The Prisoner Or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair (2006)

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1h 12min
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During the shooting the award winning "Gunner Palace" Michael Tucker filmed a raid on a Baghdad house, which was suspected as being the center of a plot to kill Tony Blair. Months latter Tucker returned to these events and decided to track down the men that were taken into custody that night. What he discovered was the almost surreal story of Yunis Abbas, a freelance journalist, who was held for eight months at Abu Ghraib even after it was determined that he was neither guilty of any crime or had any useful information. Despite protestations of his innocence he is initially interrogated by U.S.
Army Intelligence who switch between physical abuse and bombarding him with seemingly inconsequential matters such as "what was his favorite color"? Or "Did he like Harrison Ford movies"? While Abbas is able to laugh at the absurdity of his situation his captors respond by shipping him off to Abu Ghraib prison. Assembled from post-jail interviews with both Abbas and a former American soldier who oversaw his detainment, Tucker and Epperlein, present a chilling black comedy of errors, further supported by footage, photographs taken by Abbas himself, as well as Epperlein's bold comic-strip drawings to create a portrait of occupation bound up in a world of contradictions, irrationality, military blunder and hapless bureaucracy.
Yunis Khatayer Abbas
, Michael Tucker
Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
Children & Family, Documentary, Special Interest
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72 minutes
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