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In Morocco to assist with the creation of a food charity, a Dutchman is abducted by a terrorist.

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Mother
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Aicha
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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

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Rated R for torture, violence and language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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25 August 2006 (United Arab Emirates)  »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó leheletig  »

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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 »

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At a certain point the torturers claim that the cut off fingers could still be sewed back on by a good doctor. But that's more than 24 hours after the first finger, and thus impossible. The storing on ice is not very helpful either: the frost would damage the fingers after a short while. See more »

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Martijn: Wow. An American that thinks the way that I do. That is someone I have to meet.
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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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Very interesting, clever approach to the general topic targeted with this story
23 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of course, I could watch just about anything with Lawrence Fishburne in it, but here, his performance and skill as an actor really shines.

That's not to detract from the others in this film. All of the principal actors delivered absolutely excellent, convincing character performances.

The story itself is a bit controversial, to say the least. It's not that I doubt this sort of "extreme" rendition occurs in current times, but there are various threads in this story which could be debated.

Of course, I won't explain the outcome here, you'll have to see this film for yourself for that. But it does deliver an "outside the box" outcome which is certainly different than most films of this genre'.

In a way, it does remind me a bit of the film "Unthinkable", another look into the murky world of extreme rendition, covert operations with a dark twist, and so on.

I would suggest seeing this. Even if you don't buy the implications of the story, the acting in this work is first rate.


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