The backdrop is not pretty -- the romance will take place during Saddam Hussein's ethnic cleansing in Kurdistan. Kirkuk was one of the cities that Saddam used chemical weapons against in the early '80s, and the romance will be between "a young woman from Baghdad and a Kurdish doctor who is trying to save the victims of Saddam's attacks." That's just a little more than warring families.
This film isn't just a political piece in plot -- Variety says that the project is being co-produced by Hero Talabani, wife of Iraqi president Jala Talabani. Right now, they're looking for extras by airing ads on Talabani's satellite channel, and hopefully we will hear more soon, especially once they find a Romeo.