The Prisoner Or: How I Planned To Kill Tony Blair

  |  Buy to Own: 18/08/2008
  |  72 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Documentary tracing the misfortunes that befall a terrorist suspect detained by the Americans in Iraq. Following on from their earlier acclaimed documentary, 'Gunner Palace' (2004), filmmakers Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein return to Iraq to trace Yunis Abbas, a journalist arrested at a house believed to be linked to a plot to kill Tony Blair. Despite his protestations of innocence, and no proof of any wrongdoing, Abbas underwent gruelling physical and psychological interrogation at the hands of his American captors, which culminated in his transfer to the notorious Abu Ghraib prison for a further eight months. The film catalogues the tragedy of errors Abbas was subjected to, using post-Abu Ghraib interviews, home-movies, and Epperlein's own comic-book illustrations to tell the story.