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The War Within (2005)

A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.

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Hassan
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Sayeed Choudhury
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Duri Choudhury
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Farida S. Choudhury
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Khalid
Varun Sriram ...
Ali S. Choudhury
Anjeli Chapman ...
Rasheeda S. Choudhury
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Gabe
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Mike O'Reilly (as Mike McGlone)
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Abdul
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Naved
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Imam
Wayman Ezell ...
Izzy
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Saudi Man
Christopher Castelo ...
Steven
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Sayeed Choudhury was born Pakistan but has immigrated to the U.S.A., where he now lives in New York with his wife, Farida; a school-going daughter, Rasheeda; a school-going son, Ali; and unmarried sister, Duri. One morning Farida hears a knock on the door, Ali opens it and there is Sayeed's childhood friend, Hassan, who is welcomed with open arms by the family. Hassan informs them that he is going to be hired soon in the States and he is invited to spend a few days with the Choudhury family. Duri, who has a Caucasian boyfriend, Mike, is also thrilled to meet Hassan and openly shows her attraction to him. Ali also takes an instant liking to Hassan, and is taught the true values of Islam, and when one Muslim hurts, then the pain is felt by Muslims worldwide. Sayeed is quite content with the American way of life and feels secure and comfortable especially when he sees Germans, Jews, Muslims, Catholics, and non-believers living in harmony and doing business with each other. Sayeed will ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Rated R for violent images, some language and nudity | See all certifications »
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30 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Over the Mountains  »

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$7,540 (USA) (30 September 2005)

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$73,789 (USA) (28 October 2005)
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Very gripping and thought-provoking film
15 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's too bad that more movies this intelligent and compelling are not made in the U.S. It's fantastic that this one was though, even though probably not nearly enough people will ever get to see it. I feel very fortunate to have had the privilege. Some excellent performances make the characters seem very real. The perspective of this film was really interesting, looking at what Hassan goes through inside along his path to extremism. You glimpse some of what it was changed him and it helps to understand his ideology, twisted as it is. It's frightening how it seems even given all the apparent tension in his mind, he is still totally committed to his plan, and you see how his religion fits into that. There's a lot to think about after watching this film. All in all, a superb movie about a very relevant topic to most everyone today.


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