Synopsis: Year 2004, operation Iraqi freedom ongoing. During the holiday of Ashura, Iraqi rebels loyal to Shiite leader Muqtada Al-Sadr, launched an insurgency. Karbala City Hall is cut off, leaving inside 40 Poles and 40 Bulgarian soldiers with supplies of food and ammo to 24h fight. They defended three days till reinforcement came, killing first night over 80 rebels.
Genre: Drama, War
  1 win & 4 nominations.
115 min

March 20th, 2003 the US lead international coalition

launched " lraqi Freedom , and toppled Saddam's regime.

After 28 days of operations, Hussein

and the army loyal to him ceased to exist.

Poland as one of the junior members of NATO sent

a 2,500 strong contingent of soldiers to Iraq.

Barn! Grenade!

Watch it! Throw it back!

What's this? Anger... OK.

Did you read the chapter

about relaxation yet?

There is this sentence in it:

Relax in the shower.

We went to the chaplain

and asked if he read that?

And if he did, whether he accepts it

and how are we supposed to do it?

And the chaplain says:

Son, I didn't read it

because I swapped it

with a raghead for a skin mag!"

- The chaplain said that?

- Yes. You can ask when we land.

Hey, maybe something from Arabian Nights?"

ls something up?


Galica! Couldn't get enough sand?

Why so pale Captain? The clab?

- Did you bring the clear booze for Easter?

- Colored.

Take care of the loading.

- Kisses from my old lady.

- Where?

Wherever you want.

Private Kamil Grad.

Assigned to recon company as medic...

Go see Corporal Malericzuk,

help him with the loading.

Fine, fine, you can report when you

buy me a round tonight.

Load this on the truck.

Waszczuk, aren't you going

to say Hi to your brother'?

What the f*** is he doing here?

Mother will say I convinced him to come.

- They didn't send the night vision goggles.

- But ifs calm'


Whafs with the photos?

They can sell it on eBay.

- Galica, you still owe me.

- F***, four'?

- Five.

- Here's five.

Next time I meet one with a camera,

I'll make him a deal.

Deal on what?

You fill out a report and sell il

before the contingent changes.

This crap is not worth sending back.

Hey, you're not going to rat on us, are

you? You don't have a cousin in CID?

Looked like you a little, snooping

around here. Hey.

So it's true?

He's family, look at that mug!

You know, when Fabisiak was coming

back from Chad, about family.

So, he's back from Chad, wants to

surprise the wife, comes home at night.

Sneaks into the bedroom and sees four

feet sticking out from under the blankets.

Two male and two female.

Grabs a barstool and starts f***ing beating

on them. Beats them till he's tired.

Walks out and in the hallway, his

wife says:
did you meet the in-laws, Dear'?

Family, man!

Nine oblock! Go, hit it!

Contact 11 o'clock! Get out!

Galica, get out! Can you make it?

- Can? see anything!

- Get out!

- They're on the other f***ing side...

- Take position on the right. Covering fire!

- Fire from 8444944411444!

- Get the f*** out!

Heavy fire from 11! Suppressive fire!

Cover us!

Gunnefs hit! I got 8 oblock, 9!

Medic, here!

Get the wounded out!

Medic report!

Fire on 7, 8!

[I 90! 9]

- Fine, l'll go!

- L'll cover you!

7, 11 covered! No contact at 9!

Get the wounded out!

- Move your f***ing ass!

- You go!

11, covered!

Igot10, 12. One down at 11:00!

00 o'clock is clear!

Get the wounded out!

Private, carry out the order!

Get the wounded out! Now!

- 11 o'clock is clear!

- Cover 9 and 10!

No contact at 9:
00 oblock!

Contact at 11!

We got one wounded in Fourthfl

One from SecondDGa/ica.

Galica is dead.

Was there a situation like this in

the Army? Charges of cowardice?

It's a precedent.

Like our presence in Iraq.

Captain, we know in general

what happened today.

We're waiting for your report.

Your report will serve as a basis

for investigating the case,

of the soldier assigned to your company

as medic, Private...

Kamil Grad.


The circumstances were... difficult.

They were firing from a

number of directions.

But it was possible to carry out the order.

The medic was taking fire and he

should have carried out the order.

Do not speak for me, Lieutenant.

The report will be ready

by tomorrow, General.


You're my immediate superior,

I'd like to know...

The medios insubordination, according

to you, should not be mentioned, right?

It won't bring Galica back to life.

Ijust want you to know that in your

place I would have issued the same order.

Your situation assessment was accurate.

Would you get the wounded

out at that moment?

The commander gives the order and the

soldiers are to obey it.

We can't have pansies watching our

backs. They have to be eliminated.

And people need to know about it.

So now, theyTe making up for this holiday.

F***, Easter will be f***ed.

Farid, why didn't you buy it?

I know you're forbidden, but we aren't.

So, how do you like Guantanamo?

Everybody likes to look when they

come here for the first time.

Private, go report to the Chief!

Yes, Sir.

At the request of Captain Kalicki,

the prosecution will accuse you

of not aiding a wounded man and of

refusal to obey an order.

How much time can I do for that?

Not aiding is article 166 of the

Penal Code up to 3 years of imprisonment.

Plus refusing to obey an order - article

343 of the Penal Code, up to 5 years.

Pl83$8 write YOUF statement.

I request to testify in the presence of my

superiors, I am entitled to that, right?

I will not be made into a scapegoat.

You can put yourtestimony in writing.

There's a recommendation

that you do not return to base with

the other soldiers but remain here.

Just don't treat this as

if it was jail, please.

Day before, there was shooting, yesterday

was the funeral. Today is a break.

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