Mighty Heart, A

Michael Winterbottom

On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is to fly from Karachi to Dubai with his pregnant wife, Mariane, also a reporter. On the day before, with great care, he has arranged an interview in a cafe with an Islamic fundamentalist cleric. When Danny doesn't return, Mariane initiates a search. Pakistani police, American embassy personnel, and the FBI examine witnesses, phone records, e-mails, and hard drives. Who has him? Where is he? There's also the why: because of U.S. abuse of prisoners at Guantanimo, because of a history of Journal cooperation with the CIA, because Pearl is a Jew? Through it all, Mariane is clearheaded, direct, and determined.
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Credits

Content rating
12
Director
Michael Winterbottom
Country
United Kingdom, United States
Type
Fiction
Duration
103 minutes
Themes
crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide, journalism, media & propaganda, political killings & disappearances, terrorism
Year
2007