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Al Raheel Min Baghdad (Leaving Baghdad)
Leaving Baghdad is a road movie, following Sadik, personal cameraman to Saddam Hussein, at the end of the 1990s. Sadik is trying to escape the grip of the regime, being pursued from country to country, encountering smugglers and crooks. Sadik suffers from paranoia and constant fear and is dreaming to go to London, to join his wife,- who is unwilling to help. In his despair and loneliness, Sadik writes letters to his son, Semir. These letters turn into a confession, revealing Sadik's past and the real reason for his fleeing.
2010 / Arabic, English and Hungarian dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 85 mins
Genre: Docudrama
Programme: Official Competition - Feature
Premiere: Not a Premiere
Rating: 15+
Contains:
Director: Koutaiba Al-Janabi
Producer: Koutaiba Al-Janabi
Scriptwriter: Koutaiba Al-Janabi
DOP: Koutaiba Al-Janabi
Editor: White Tigger
Composer: Tom Donald
Cast: Attila Solymosi, Jasim Al Timimi, Rang Omar, Sadik Al Attar
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