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UK: Artificial Eye
Cast: Mark Womack, Andrew Lowe, John Bishop, Trevor Williams, Stephen Lord
Director: Ken Loach
UK: 109 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains very strong language and scenes of torture
UK Release Date: 18 March 2011
Fergus (Mark Womack) returns to his native Liverpool for the funeral of his childhood friend Frankie (John Bishop), a fellow private security contractor who has been killed on Route Irish, the deadly and now infamous stretch of road between Baghdad airport and the Green Zone.
Refusing to accept the official account of his best friendâ€™s death, Fergus launches his own investigation, fuelled by the discovery of a cell phone on which Frankie had recorded the shooting of an innocent Iraqi family just days before his own death.
As his investigation ramps up â€" via frequent skype conversations with former security colleagues in Iraq and his interrogation of security firm officials in the UK â€" Fergus soon draws the heat of those he is investigating and a once dirty foreign war is transferred to the streets of Liverpool and pursued on home turf.