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The Prisoner Or: How I Planned To Kill Tony Blair

DIRECTED BY - Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker

Petra Epperlain and Michael Tucker's documentary uses humor to explore the heartbreaking story of an innocent man's imprisonment. Yunis is an Iraqi journalist living happily with his family in Baghdad. Yunis is accused of devising a plan to assassinate Tony Blair shortly after American troops arrive in Iraq in 2003. With no idea how or why he's been targeted, Yunis struggles to escape a system which is revealed here to be full of bizarre inconsistencies, cruelty, and wrongdoing. In an attempt to highlight the ridiculous nature of its central events, this documentary incorporates original pop-art style illustrations, home videos, and testimonies from former Abu Ghraib Prison guard Benjamin Thompson.

GENRES - documentary

Film Info

RUNTIME - 72 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2007

COUNTRY - United States, Germany

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Color, Full-Frame


DVD Features:

Keep Case

Full Frame - 1.33


(unspecified) - English



Petra Epperlein


Michael Tucker

Director of Photography

Michael Tucker


Petra Epperlein


Michael Tucker

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