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R| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Anna (Connie Nielsen) is an American journalist who's falling in love with Iraqi photographer Zaid (Mido Hamada) against the backdrop of the war in Iraq. She's also ending a secret affair with Dan (Damian Lewis), an intelligence officer in Baghdad. The dangers of wartime Iraq heighten everyone's emotions, and the love triangle creates further stress when one of Anna's friends is killed, and Anna is kidnapped. Zaid and Dan must get together to rescue Anna before it's too late.

Cast: Connie Nielsen , Damian Lewis , Mido Hamada ,

Director: Philip Haas

Genres: Drama, War

The Situation (2006)

Release Date: February 2nd, 2007|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Compelling and deeply disturbing. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The situation in The Situation is grimly photogenic, yet persistently opaque. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The Situation deserves credit for not trying to reduce the events in Iraq to facile equations. There is corruption and cynicism on all sides: the U.S. diplomats and military, the Sunni leaders, the thugs in cop uniforms, the local powerbrokers. show more

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