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September 11, 2007 20:59 ET

'Badland,' Story of Iraq War Vet, to Open in Theaters November 30

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Francesco Lucente's "Badland," which takes a shocking, yet poignant look at the aftermath of war on one returning Iraq war veteran and his family, is set for a theatrical release in Los Angeles and New York on November 30th to qualify for awards in all categories. It will open wider throughout the U.S. in January and February.

The film shows that the ultimate price we pay for war often comes at the expense of the ones we love. Returning to his rural American home, broken and traumatized by what he has seen and done, a marine reservist commits an unspeakably heinous act. It is the story of a man who loses his soul and how a daughter's love and faith brings redemption to his terrible crimes. British actor Jamie Draven ("Billy Elliot") stars as the scarred vet. Eleven-year-old Grace Fulton portrays his daughter. The film also stars Vinessa Shaw ("3:10 To Yuma"), Chandra West ("The Salton Sea") and Joe Morton ("Ali"). It was written and directed by Francesco Lucente and produced by Olimpia Lucente and Joerg Neumann.

"Badland," which is rated 'R,' is being distributed by Copex Distribution.

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