Apart from resembling Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili. Andy Garcia was sought for the role because he is Saakashvili's favorite American actor.
The Georgian military supplied ground force, armored vehicles, weapons and helicopters for use in the film.
In one of the early scenes, president Saakashvili can be seen munching on his necktie. This was based on an actual incident, in which the president was caught on camera while chewing on his tie, unaware that the camera was rolling. The footage has been widely translated, and can be easily found on YouTube.
5 Days of August 2011
19 Aug 2011 ● English ● 1 hr 53 mins
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