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Mosul (2019)

TV-MA | | Action, Drama, War | 26 November 2020 (USA)
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A police unit from Mosul fight to liberate the Iraqi city from thousands of ISIS militants.
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Credited cast:
Waleed Elgadi ... Colonel Kaveh Afsahani
Hayat Kamille ... Hayat
Thaer Al-Shayei ... Hooka
Suhail Dabbach ... Jasem
Adam Bessa ... Kawa
Mohimen Mahbuba ... Amir
Is'haq Elias ... Waleed (as Ishaq Elias)
Ben Affan ... Actor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Qutaiba Abdelhaq ... Kamal
Abbas Abdulghani ... Home Owner
Ahmed Adel Ahmed Adel ... Ahmed
Mohamed Attougui Mohamed Attougui ... Akram
Mahdi Chalkhaoui Mahdi Chalkhaoui ... Chilidren
Ahmad Ghanem ... Sinan
Ahmed Ghanem Ahmed Ghanem
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Between 2014 and 2017, ISIS occupied the Iraqi city of Mosul. During those years, the only group to fight the occupiers continuously was Nineveh province's SWAT unit, made up of local men who had either been injured or had a family member killed by ISIS. Carnahan's Mosul is a gripping tribute to these fighters for whom the incentives were intensely personal. Kawa (Adam Bessa), a 21-year-old police officer, barely survives a firefight. When the smoke clears he meets the men who saved his life, the Nineveh SWAT, led by Jasem (Suhail Dabbach). Kawa's own uncle was recently killed by ISIS. He joins the group, though they've been reduced to just a dozen men with three Humvees and a surplus of cigarettes. Before his first day with Nineveh SWAT is over, Kawa will witness the rescue of a child and the death of several colleagues, take revenge on a man who betrayed him, and participate in the ambush of an ISIS stronghold. Carnahan drops us right in the center of urban warfare, but also allows ... Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Action | Drama | War

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The film's action scenes were filmed in only 43 days. See more »

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Extremely Moving & Brutal Depiction of a war torn state
26 November 2020 | by ComphunkSee all my reviews

Glad I watched it, despite this being 5.9. Which I believe would be purely because of political affinity of reviewers. From a neutrals point of view, this movie is technically taut. Tension feels real. There are no heroes here. Action sequences are brutal but highly believable. Bottom line is, it all feels real. Extremely Real. The backdrop of a city in half ruins just saddens the overall theme, Civilians being shot was something that could have been left out though. But in the end the movie is about the human side of the elite SWAT Force members. This is way better than many high budget Hollywood failures


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