WFC Iraq: Curse of Mesopotamia

Man, modern life is complicated.

I was going to watch this on my big Ipad, but it turns out that you can’t screenshot this film there, even though the previous film let itself be screenshot. So I had to scramble (since the cocktail was already made) and watched the film on my 10″ Android tablet. (Where screenshotting was not a problem.) (Yes, this makes sense.)

I’m not doing that again, so I have to find a way to … er… do something. An external HDMI screenshotting box? A larger android tablet? Android->HDMI? Is that I thing? Research is needed.

DVDs were so much simpler than newfangled media!

And then there’s the film.

Oh, deer.

This turns out to be more of a low-budget American film than an Iraqi film. I mean, aesthetically and actor in the acting dept. (It’s filmed in Iraq and Jordan, allegedly, but it’s difficult to tell one window-less room in Jordan from a window-less room in Miami. And there are so many scenes in window-less rooms.)

For some reason, American lo-bu films are way more amateurish than, well, anything else in the world. I have no idea why: There’s more of a divide between the pros and the ams in the US than in most places?

The dialogue is physically painful in places, in fact. Literally! But it’s not without a certain charm.

Curse of Mesopotamia. Lauand Omar. 2015. Iraq.

Kubbeh Libre

  • 2 parts pomelo juice
  • 1 part arak

Combine over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with some sprigs of mint.

I used raki instead of arak, because it’s about the same number of characters.

This post is part of the World of Films and Cocktails series. Explore the map.

One thought on “WFC Iraq: Curse of Mesopotamia”

  1. My Nexus 10 Android tablet has an micro HDMI connector which works fine for connecting to HDMI on, say, a projector.
    Only annoying thing is that VLC for Android doesn’t seem to have playlists, so I have to get up to start the next video. Like an animal.

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