While traveling to Morocco to initiate a food program of his own to help poor kids, the Dutch Martijn is kidnapped by a group of terrorists and his guide Gavin is executed in cold blood in front of him. Along the days, Martijn is tortured by a Muslin man and Aicha and looses four fingers. In the end, the truth about his travel is finally disclosed. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When Martijn flails around trying to get free he bends one of the chair legs. Later when Aicha helps him up, the chair is no longer damaged. See more »
When the brute starts his countdown, there are still three minutes left on the chess-clock. See more »
[plinking on piano]
I brought you something.
[hand stuck in vice]
You have a request?
Perhaps you can teach me to play.
Okay. Meet me at my flat every Thursday at 4:00.
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"Martijn (Ryan Phillippe), an idealistic Dutch pianist, travels to Morocco to help start a food program for malnourished children. Within moments of his arrival, however, Martijn is abducted by a group of terrorists, injected with a debilitating drug, and imprisoned. Under threat of death, the young man engages in a mental chess match with Ahmat (Laurence Fishburne), trying to learn his captor's true objective and avoid a horrible fate," according to the Lions Gate synopsis.
Mr. Phillippe is the star here. Looking model-perfect, with eyebrows plucked to perfection, may be why Mr. Fishburne questions his sexuality. Phillippe answers, "Not everyone in Amsterdam is gay it's like saying every Muslim is a terrorist." Touché. For a supposedly Muslim lass, Gina Torres is painted well enough to arouse suspicions. The torture here is that she and Fishburne intend to periodically remove Phillippe's fingers if he doesn't cooperate And, he's a tough sell.
***** Five Fingers (4/28/06) Laurence Malkin ~ Ryan Phillippe, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres, Touriya Haoud
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