Karbala

Release date: 11-09-2015
Director: Krzysztof Łukaszewicz
written and directed by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz director of photography Arkadiusz Tomiak PSC music by Cezary Skubiszewski edited by Michał Czarnecki production design by Marek Warszewski
cast Bartłomiej Topa, Antoni Królikowski, Leszek Lichota, Tomasz Schuchardt, Michał Żurawski, Piotr Żurawski, Hristo Shopov
producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus produced by WFDiF, Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, Poland, ph. +48 22 841 26 83 co-produced by Agora, Telewizja Polska, ORKA Production Studio co-financed by Polish Film Institute distribution in Poland Next Film world sales WFDiF
colour, 110′
Poland 2015

 

April 2004, Iraq. During the holiday of Ashura, armed squads loyal to Shiite leader Muktada As-Sadr, supported by the Jihad movement, start an uprising in the Polish zone. The US command orders Polish troops to defend ‘City Hall’, the headquarters of the local authorities and police loyal to the coalition troops, at all costs. The battle of Karbala during the Jihadist uprising becomes the largest military operation Polish troops have taken part in since the Second World War.