Heavy Metal in Baghdad Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 9065

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 8

Theatrical Release Date: 05/23/2008

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, War

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Suroosh Alvi, Eddy Moretti

Actors: Eddy Moretti, Suroosh Alvi, Faisal Talal, Firas al Lateef, Marwan Reyad

Plot: Follows the members of Iraq's only heavy-metal band, Acrassicauda, from 2003, just after Saddam's ouster, through 2008 as they struggle with life in Iraq to becoming refugees. -- Chris Kavan

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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 10/14/2011

Good documentary & Acrassicauda kicks ASS!!!

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Nick - wrote on 03/10/2009

This was a very enjoyable documentary. It was informative and entertaining. We get the chance of seeing what life is like in Iraq from civilian perspectives as well as getting a chance to be kind of like a groupie following the band's growth and enduring their hardships. I never got bored during this movie, unlike most documentaries, and immediately watched the bonus story on the dvd that they added to further let us know where the band is at and how they are doing. Anyone curious in the true life of civilians in Baghdad that also love hard rock or metal should see this documentary.

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Bang Your Head - Iraq's Plight Will Drive You Mad

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/08/2009

This eye-opening and entertaining documentary takes an honest and often emotional look into the current Iraq occupation, and how it affects the Iraqi people, the mass exodus of refugees through the eyes of Acrassicauda, billed as the only heavy metal band in Iraq.

Starting in 2003, at a jubilant, if small, concert that Acrassicauda puts on (their last gig in Iraq) and fast forwarding two years later when things have changed. Suroosh Alvi and Eddy Moretti brave the new, dangerous Iraq (as they are putting on flak jackets, they admit what they're doing is suicidal at best, incredibly stupid at worst) they decide to track down the members to see if they're still playing, or even still alive.

The eye-opening part of the documentary is how much of a toll the war has taken on Iraq. The …

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