Baghdad Central
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Baghdad Central

Compétition Officielle

United Kingdom

2019 / World Premiere

Episodes 1 & 2 | 2x50min (6x50min series) | in English & Arabic with French & English subtitles 

It’s October 2003, and Baghdad has been occupied by American forces for six months. In the midst of this chaos, crime and paranoia, Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost everything and is battling daily to keep himself and his sick daughter, Mrouj safe. But when he learns that his estranged elder daughter Sawsan is missing, al-Khafaji turns collaborator to find her. Reclaiming his identity as a detective to solve a murder for the coalition forces he covertly pursues his own dangerous agenda. But, as the addictive, thrilling world of Baghdad Central unfolds, he soon finds himself embarking on a wider quest for justice in a society that’s become truly lawless. 
Baghdad Central was written and created by BAFTA-nominated writer Stephen Butchard (The Last Kingdom, House of Saddam) based on the novel by Elliott Colla.


Created & written by Stephen Butchard
Based on the eponymous novel by Elliot Cola
Directed by Alice Troughton, Ben A. Williams
Music H Scott Salinas
With Waleed Zuaiter, Bertie Carvel, Clara Khoury, Leem Lubany, July Namir, Neil Maskell, Corey Stoll
Production Euston Films
International sales Fremantle
Broadcast by Channel 4

Programme
Friday 29 19:30 - 21:44Le Nouveau Siècle
Saturday 30 13:00 - 14:44UGC Ciné-Cité - Salle 11
Tickets available on the day of the session.

Screening on Friday, March 29 in the presence of Stephens Butchard (screenwriter), Alice Troughton (director)

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