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PG-13| hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
In 2003, Iraqi journalist Yunis Khatayer Abbas and his three brothers were arrested by American soldiers and accused of a plot to kill British Prime Minister Tony Blair. While his siblings were quickly released, Yunis spent nine months as a prisoner at Abu Ghraib, and was subjected to torture and deprivation. In this documentary, Yunis recounts his time in U.S. custody with the help of home movies, illustrative cartoons and testimony from his friend and protector, Army Spc. Benjamin Thomas.


Directors: Petra Epperlein , Michael Tucker

Genres: Documentary

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

Release Date: March 23rd, 2007| hr. 54 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    While the documentary isn't as compelling as its source material, Abbas tells an interesting story about his incarceration. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    What's troubling about the film's technique is its lack of context; we must take Yuris, who speaks serviceable English, pretty much at his word. What's troubling about his story is its ring of truth. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The film leaves us wondering about all the war stories we haven't heard. show more

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