15 certificateBattle for Haditha is a Film programme that first aired in 2007 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Battle for Haditha is a 4 star programme

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Battle for Haditha (2007)

Directed by
Nick Broomfield

Battle for Haditha, the latest feature film from acclaimed filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Ghosts), for Channel 4, is based on a real-life story of violence and retribution in Iraq. The film is the centrepiece of Channel 4's Happy Birthday Iraq season.

On 19 November 2005, Iraqi insurgents bombed a US Marines convoy, resulting in the death of their most popular officer. Enraged by their loss, his young squadron went in search of the insurgents, violently storming a series of houses in the village of Haditha. In total, 24 people were killed, many of them women and children.

This is a war film about ordinary people in an impossible situation. Stories from all sides are brought to the forefront: the young, inexperienced US Marines, many of whom had never travelled outside America, the Iraqi insurgents, and the residents of Haditha, innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire: all embroiled in a war not of their own making.

Preview courtesy of Channel 4

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 2007

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour


Matthew Knoll...Cpl. Matthews
Eric Mehalacopoulos...Sgt. Ross
Nathan De La Cruz...Cpl. Marcus
Andrew McLaren...Capt. Sampson
Elliot Ruiz...Cpl. Ramirez
Jase Willette...Pfc. Cuthbert
Thomas Hennessy...Doc
Tony Spencer...Pfc. Roberts
Vernon Gaines...Lance Corporal Sosa
Antonio Tostado...Lance Corporal Jimenez
Ali Adil Aj-kaa...Iraqi Translator
Yasmine Hannaney...Hiba
Siham Rashid...Asma
Majd Hijjawi...Woman shot in street
Falah Abraheem Flayeh...Ahmad
Juliet Koshaba...Saba
Jeffrey Nabil...Ahmad's son
Rita Nabile...Ahmad's daughter
Oliver Bytrus...Jafar
Murtada Namir...Foreign Fighter