The Prisoner: Or How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair In the midst of outrageous misfortune, some twisted luck: Cameraman Michael Tucker ( Gunner Palace ) was trailing American soldiers in 2003 when they arrested… The Prisoner: Or How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair In the midst of outrageous misfortune, some twisted luck: Cameraman Michael Tucker ( Gunner Palace ) was trailing American soldiers in 2003 when they arrested… 2007-03-23 Unrated PT72M Documentary Truly Indie
Movie Review

The Prisoner: Or How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
GHRAIB ERROR The Prisoner documents an Iraqi reporter's months of captivity — and ultimate exoneration — in an assassination plot in Iraq
GHRAIB ERROR The Prisoner documents an Iraqi reporter's months of captivity — and ultimate exoneration — in an assassination plot in Iraq
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Mar 23, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 72 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Truly Indie

In the midst of outrageous misfortune, some twisted luck: Cameraman Michael Tucker (Gunner Palace) was trailing American soldiers in 2003 when they arrested Iraqi journalist Yunis Khatayer Abbas on a tip that he was in on a plan to kill the British prime minister. Eight months of interrogation and torture in fetid Abu Ghraib followed before he was released, innocent. None of The Prisoner's showy flourishes — animation, sound effects, fancy editing — can match the power of Abbas' stillness as he describes one man's agony in one huge hell.

Originally posted Mar 28, 2007 Published in issue #928 Apr 06, 2007 Order article reprints
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