Dirty War

Dirty War

Director: Daniel Percival Cast: Louise Delamere, Alistair Galbraith, Koel Purie


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The possible ramifications of an act of nuclear terrorism are brought to potent and disturbing life in this docudrama. Set in the very near future, Dirty War follows a group of Scotland Yard agents who have learned that a terrorist cell in London has manufactured and intend to detonate a "dirty bomb" -- a small radiological explosive that contaminates with a significant amount of radioactive material so that its deadly effects linger for many months after the explosion. The police are unable to stop the terrorists before the bomb goes off in London's financial district, and it soon becomes obvious that the city was dangerously ill-prepared for such an event; as hospitals and emergency personnel struggle to deal with the aftereffects of the disaster, officials attempt to downplay the severity of the attack, an action that has unseen consequences of its own. Dirty War was produced in a collaboration between the BBC and the American premium cable network HBO, who first aired the film in the United States.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/21/2012
UPC: 0883316453582
Original Release: 2004
Source: Hbo Archives
Sales rank: 58,819

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Louise Delamere Actor
Alistair Galbraith Actor
Koel Purie Actor
Martin Savage Actor
Ewan Stewart Actor
Helen Schlesinger Actor
William El-Gardi Actor
Raza Jaffrey Actor

Technical Credits
Daniel Percival Director,Screenwriter
Luke Alkin Producer
Will Hughes-Jones Production Designer
Liza Marshall Executive Producer
Lizzie Mickery Screenwriter
Melanie Oliver Editor
Graham Smith Cinematographer
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Joe Walker Score Composer
Lucinda Wright Costumes/Costume Designer

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Dirty War 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Hazmat14 More than 1 year ago
Most probably don't know but this is an excelent film that give us a close real approach of what can we deal with an event like this and how to considers the alerts and abnormal behaviors of some kind of people. Me as a first responder answer many questions and give me the opportunity to be better prepare