A Step Into the Darkness

A young northern Iraqi girl is the sole survivor of a mistaken military raid on her village, only to be captured by militant Islamists, who plan to use her as an expendable instrument of terror with devastating consequences. An entire village in northern Iraq is wiped out when misinformed and panicked American soldiers stage a nighttime raid there. Cennet, a ...more

A young northern Iraqi girl is the sole survivor of a mistaken military raid on her village, only to be captured by militant Islamists, who plan to use her as an expendable instrument of terror with devastating consequences. An entire village in northern Iraq is wiped out when misinformed and panicked American soldiers stage a nighttime raid there. Cennet, a young Turkmen girl who has never before left home and is the only survivor of the raid, has no choice but to set out for Kirkuk in search of her older brother, a barber named Azim. When she reaches Kirkuk she learns that Azim has been badly hurt in a bomb blast and taken to Turkey for treatment. Desperate to track him down, Cennet sets off on an arduous journey, her sense of resolve strengthened by blind fury and the ...more

Movie Details

  • Tomatometer
    50%
  • Director(s) Atil Inac
  • Starring Suzan Genc, Selen Ucer, Serkan Genc, Rana Cabbar, Selim Bayraktar, Nalan Kurucim, Ken Dakan, Ozgur Kartal
  • Language(s) Turkish, Arabic & Kurdish
  • Subtitle(s) English
  • Released January 01, 2009
  • Genre
  • Run Time 112 minutes
  • Rating PG-13

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