Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Prisoner
or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair

Is it possible make an upbeat film about Uday Hussein, torture, invasion and occupation, brutal interrogations, a U.S. soldier turned jailer, and an Iraqi journalist? Some Brits have done it. Yunus is a marvelously resilient individual.

He also never omits to remind the viewer that Iraq is his country, belongs to the Iraqis.

Improbable and worth renting.

1 comment:

Ethan said...

We just joined Netflix last week, and are now deep into the first season of The Wire. I'll put this on the list for down the line -- thanks! peace, Ethan