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Operation Filmmaker

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Idealism collides with complex realities in this wise and funny documentary. Amid the fallout from the Iraq War, actor Liev Schreiber spots a heart-tugging news story about an Iraqi film student, Muthana Mohmed. His school was bombed and Schreiber decides to give Mohmed a break, inviting him to work on the set of his first feature, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED. But things don't go according to plan as the filmmakers' do-gooder tendencies backfire, and Mohmed is left hanging in the lurch.
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    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): OPER

  • Critic Reviews
    "[A]n absorbing story about the best intentions gone terribly and comically awry....[Ms. Davenport] makes her point with persuasive, touching candor."
    New York Times

    "[G]enerous gestures get challenged when Muthana's own plans complicate the experiment in liberalism..." -- Grade: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "Nina Davenport's unapologetically cunning doc exceeds the sum of its parts....To Davenport's credit, everything is illuminated here...not least the ubiquity of opportunism."
    Film Comment

    3 stars out of 4 -- "This gut punch of a documentary will knock you for a loop....You won't know whether to laugh or cry."
    Rolling Stone

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