Netflix's action-packed trailer for new film Mosul sees Iraqi SWAT taking on ISIS
Every so often a trailer will stop you dead in your tracks...
This sneak peek at Netflix's new movie Mosul – not to be confused with the 2019 documentary of the same name – is one of those trailers.
Based on true events, this is the story of the Nineveh SWAT team, a renegade Iraqi police squad who waged a guerilla-style street war against ISIS, all in a bid to take back their city.
Mosul is the directorial debut of Matthew Michael Carnahan, brother of director Joe Carnahan and the writer of 21 Bridges and World War Z, and is produced by the Marvel Cinematic Universe's powerhouse duo of writer/director brothers, Joe and Anthony Russo.
Inspired by this article in The New Yorker, the film debuted to strong reactions at the 2019 Venice Film Festival and it's particularly great to see veteran Iraqi actor Suhail Dabbach (The Hurt Locker) playing the commander of the SWAT team, bringing a calm but foreboding presence his hero needs to take on ISIS.
This unmissable action-packed drama is in Arabic with English subtitles, the right way to tell this amazing story, and as director Bong Joon-ho brilliantly said at the Golden Globes earlier this year – yes, that was THIS year – "Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films."
Mosul is out on Netflix on 26 November, check out the trailer below...
Clip via Netflix