KARBALA

By Krzysztof LUKASZEWICZ

WFDIF - DOCUMENTARY & FEATURE FILM STUDIO - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2016

In April of 2004, in Karbala, Iraq, the largest battle fought by Polish soldiers took place since the end of World War II.

Festivals
& Awards

DENVER 2015
CHICAGO POLISH 2015
Special Prize of the Jury; Audience Award
Gdynia 2015
Golden Kangaroo Award of the Australian Distributors
TOFIFEST TORUN 2015
Golden Angel for the Best Polish Film
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, True Story, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • POLISH, ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 116 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Krzysztof LUKASZEWICZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Krzysztof LUKASZEWICZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Wlodzimierz NIDERHAUS (WFDIF - DOCUMENTARY & FEATURE FILM STUDIO)
    • Synopsis
    • During a Muslim holiday, Al-Qaida and al-Sadr militants staged an uprising against the stabilization forces. The target of especially fierce attacks was the Karbala City Hall – the seat of lawful Iraqi authorities an police headquarters.
      For four days and nights an 80-man Polish-Bulgarian unit held off all attacks by the terrorists, despite lacking food and expending almost all ammunition and persevered until relief forces arrived.