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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

'American Sniper' pulled in Baghdad - though most Iraqis loved it

The only cinema in Baghdad pulled 'American Sniper' last week after a phone call from a senior government official following sold-out showings and outbursts from audiences.

Those who went to screenings said reactions to the film were mixed, with some viewers cheering on Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle as others responded with anger.

The Washington Post reports that Fares Hilal, who operates the movie theater, says he stopped screenings after only a week because a Ministry of Culture official threatened to fine and close the cinema.



Anonymous said...


JoeAlbero said...

With all due respect to the most recent comment. I'm not giving away the biggest parts of the movie.

Anonymous said...

Okay, but those who see the movie know that the basis of the peoples' complaints are bogus.