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Saving Saddam

Esteban Uyarra, Denmark, 2008

51 min.DK/Documentary

Canadian Bill Wiley came to Iraq to ensure that Saddam Hussein gets a fair trial. But how fair will he manage to make the trial? As the judge walks out, defence lawyers are murdered, and the trial becomes ever more bizarre. Will Bill manage to change Iraq's notion of right and wrong, or will Iraq change Bill's belief in law? Bill is working in Iraq for the UN, observing the trial, but he is soon appointed by the American government to advise Saddam Hussein's defence. The trial cannot be seen to be fair without a proper defence. This is Bill's most difficult assignment yet. He will help Saddam's defence team whether they want it or not.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Manden der ville redde Saddam
Danish title Manden der ville redde Saddam
Other titles Saving Saddam
Keywords Iraq, Trials, Hussein, Saddam, War criminals
Director Esteban Uyarra
Co-director Michael Christoffersen
Producer Mette Heide, Michael Christoffersen
Director of Photography Esteban Uyarra
Editor Erez Laufer, Brian Tagg, Mikkel Sangstad
Composer Jeff Atmajian
Appearances Saddam Hussein, Bill Wiley, Najeeb Al-Nauimi
Production country Denmark
Production companies Team Productions Aps
International sales DR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color, Sound
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Team Productions Aps

Direction

Direction Esteban Uyarra
Co-director Michael Christoffersen

Production

Producer Mette Heide
Producer Michael Christoffersen

Cinematography

Cinematography Esteban Uyarra

Stills

Stills Esteban Uyarra

Editing

Editing Erez Laufer
Editing Brian Tagg
Editing Mikkel Sangstad

Music

Music Jeff Atmajian

Appearance

Appearance Saddam Hussein
Appearance Bill Wiley
Appearance Najeeb Al-Nauimi

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