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Part romantic thriller, part political drama, THE SITUATION is the first U.S. feature film to confront Americas occupation in the Middle East, exploring one of the countless stories hidden behind the headlines of the "War on Terror" directed by Oscar®-nominee Philip Haas (Angels & Insects). When Anna (Connie Nielsen), an American journalist, travels to Iraq to report on the conflict, she quickly becomes familiar with the grim day-to-day realities of the conflict. After an Iraqi leader and friend is assassinated, she is determined to uncover the truth behind his death. As she becomes more entrenched, Anna finds herself pulled between the affections of Dan (Damian Lewis), an American intelligence official and Zaid (Mido Hamada), a photographer. After the death of an Iraqi boy at the hands of American soldiers sets off a perilous chain of events that exposes corrupt associations, blurs the lines of justice, and ultimately leads Anna into grave danger.