I'm reviewing the BBC film in three parts, not the DVD.
It ended 45 mins ago, and must be one of the most emotionally powerful dramas ever shownon British television, if not the most. I think it will upset a lot of people with its realism(ok I haven't been to Iraq so I haven't experienced it, but if this depiction is even 1/10 of the reality, then everyone in the UK/USA needs to see it).
Its really about the chaos of Iraq after the 2003 invasion, and the effect this has on three members of the British Army serving in Iraq. It spans 2003-7 and there isn't a single wastd moment in it. It packs a punch and hard or softer, it keeps on punching.
The leads, James Nesbitt, Stephen Graham, and Warren Brown are quite superb, bringing an emotional depth to the characters that is exceptional. The Iraqis are also very sensitively portrayed. It is a strong, powerful and courageous story, that reveberstes long after it is over.