Soon after the fall of Baghdad in 2003, a young and charismatic film student, Muthana Mohmed, stands in the rubble of the city's film school and explains to an American television audience that his dream of becoming a filmmaker has been destroyed - first by Saddam Hussein, then by American bombs. This brief, fortuitous appearance on MTV changes Muthana's life forever. Watching in the United States, actor/director Liev Schreiber stops channel surfing, utterly captivated. Feeling guilty about a war he opposed, Schreiber decides to extend to the unknown Iraqi the opportunity of a lifetime - to come to Prague to work on an American movie, Everything Is Illuminated. On set, frustrated expectations complicate the relationship between Muthana and his American benefactors in what becomes a cross-cultural endeavor gone awry. Filmmaker Nina Davenport becomes increasingly entangled in the young Iraqi's life as his visa is about to expire and the threat of returning to Baghdad looms...Operation Filmmaker featuring Alberto Bonilla and Steven Chinni is streaming on Fandor. It's a comedy and documentary movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (309 votes) and was very well received by critics.
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Operation Filmmaker has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (309 votes) and was very well received by critics. The movie is not at all popular with Reelgood users lately.