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The War Within (2005)

R  |   |  Drama  |  30 September 2005 (USA)
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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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$7,540 (USA) (30 September 2005)

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$73,789 (USA) (28 October 2005)
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a courageous and intimate expression of the war within a man and his loss of love
2 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i am a Muslim, an Iranian..and have known the torture the people of such countries as Iran, Pakistan...south Americans survive and endure I think the director takes us on the journey of the struggle a man has after he has been terrorized, terrified, and hypnotized by the fanatical pain and rage that drives him to destroy a family he loves, a soul that no loner can bear the memories of his own torture. a brave and true vision of what a fanatical suicide bomber lives, what drives him. so beautifully shot, and sad to see how a man can lose all that he loves . a touching, brave film...Joseph Castello is a director to watch . the actors follow his lead and invite us into the struggle of the man and his inner war. a film to see and think about. it is real


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