#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In November 2005, US Marines fell into an ambush by Iraqi insurgents and one officer got killed. The reprisals by the Americans were frightening, resulting in the massacre of 24 people, many of whom were women and children. “Battle for Haditha” is the faithful account of this tragic event which scandalized the world.
Plot: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.
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Very skillful exploration of the Iraq war
I just saw this movie and found it very moving. I have spent some time with Iraq veterans and I feel this movie did a very accurate job portraying what they went through.
I think it’s important to point out that 12 of the actors, including Ruiz, who plays Corporal Ramirez, are themselves Iraq veterans. Here are some quotes from Ramirez: “I was 17 when I was sent to Iraq, during the initial invasion. We pushed all the way up to Tikrit and I ended up being wounded, I almost lost my life. It’s crazy, people don’t know the type of things that we go through. That’s what I like about the film, it shows that.” The concept of taking Iraq refugees and ex-marines to make a movie with no script is brilliant. I felt the improvisation from these actors was likely better and more realistic than anything professional actors could have pulled off. I was also impressed with the production values, especially since no US funds were available for a fair and honest portrayal of such events.
bloody Sunday in the middle east
I had quite a hard time finding this movie, when i heard, that it was finished. when i finally found it, i knew why. Now, under a new U.S. government, it is easy to say “mistakes have been made, we are doing a much better job now, and we can talk about what went wrong”. But under the bush era, in America, this must haven been much more difficult. So a big political “thumbs up” for the director for picking up the controversial issue at that time. And I think, politically he did not do a bad job.
The movie follows a group of marines, terrorists and families through an incident some months after the battle OF haditha. It does so sometimes at the cost of the tempo, but does in my opinion a really good and fair job. not unlike bloody Sunday (the historical one and the 2002 movie) the situation is a ticking bomb, with the terrorists or freedom fighters (depends on the perspective) setting something up, the military “triggering” it, the civil population suffering the consequences and the terrorists ultimately winning the battle by having won more forces than they lost. This surely is an old story, but still is a reality. But where the art of “realistic” film-making, if it fails, might make you a part of this downward spiral, this movie succeeds in telling you the whole story. This movie doesn’t point fingers at those who were directly involved in the incident. It simply tells how people on either side of both, the trigger and the violent struggle, got into the situation where they did what they did. So yes, this is a very political motivated movie. But not in the sense, that it prefers one political view over the other, but in the sense, that it shows quite realistic what happens to people that have to suffer the consequences (not only the civilians). And in the end, the movie does point fingers at people. But not at those who were involved in what “really” happened, but at those who orchestrated the conditions in which things like this can happen.
This movie tells a story that is difficult to be told. And in my opinion it does a really good job in that. For a really great MOVIE, of course, there are a lot of things missing. But i think, it wasn’t the purpose of this movie to be a great movie, it was the purpose to tell a story. And in my opinion, the story is very well told. Good Movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Drama, History, War
Director Nick Broomfield
Writer Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin, Anna Telford
Actors Matthew Knoll, Elliot Ruiz, Eric Mehalacopoulos
Country United Kingdom
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, UK
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)