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Rendition (2007)

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A CIA analyst questions his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation at a secret detention facility outside the US.

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Hadar Ratzon Rotem ...
Safiya (as Hadar Ratzon)
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Lee Mayer
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Said Abdel Aziz
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Khalid El-Emin
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Jeremy El-Ibrahimi
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Nuru El-Ibrahimi
Laila Mrabti ...
Lina Fawal
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After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an American. He is apprehended when he's on his way home. The U.S. sends him to the country where the incident occurs for interrogation which includes torture. An American CIA operative observes the interrogation and is at odds whether to keep it going or to stop it. In the meantime, the man's wife raises hell to find him despite being pregnant but the person behind this refuses to help or give her any information. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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You don't get to torture without rendition. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for torture/violence and language | See all certifications »

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19 October 2007 (USA)  »

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Détention secrète  »

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$27,500,000 (estimated)

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£583,345 (UK) (21 October 2007)

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$9,736,045 (USA) (15 November 2007)
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Based on the true story of Khalid El-Masri, a German citizen who was mistaken for Khalid al-Masri, rumored to have been involved with the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. In 2004, El-Masri was arrested and transferred to a "black" site in Afghanistan where he was interrogated, beaten, sexually abused, and tortured for 5 months before the CIA released him, admitting that his capture and torture were a mistake. See more »

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The view from Senator Hawkins' office (which is supposed to be in Washington, D.C.) shows the Los Angeles County Courthouse. From the angle, his office is on the South corner of 1st and Hill Streets. A flag pole with the California state flag flying below the US flag is also visible. See more »

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Corrine Whitman: Why don't you ask your boss how badly he really does want to stick his neck out for a terrorist.
Alan Smith: Well, he might for due process. Maybe I should have a copy of the Constitution sent to your office.
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Featured in Getaway: Episode #17.3 (2008) See more »

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Written and Performed by M.C. Rai
Courtesy of Embarka Records
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is it ever, ever right to torture an individual
21 October 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie yesterday and was shocked by it, but even more shocked by some of the comments I have read here. One person wrote that it was ambiguous if the victim of the torture was guilty or not--therefore... One person wrote that since he wasn't an American citizen, therefore... Some people comment that the people in the Middle East hate us and want us dead, therefore... So are we saying then that it is right to torture someone who is guilty of a crime? Are we saying it is right to torture someone who is not an American Citizen? Are we saying that it is right to torture someone who may hate us and want us dead? Are we saying that, as is written in the Geneva Convention, the Declaration of Human Rights and the Constitution of the United States that "torture is wrong, but some torture is less wrong than others?" When does it become "right" to torture? THAT is why this movie is powerful-- it is ambiguous, but not about torture. Torture is always wrong, and if we are willing to do it, even in the name of justice and "National Security" or "freedom and democracy" then we are wrong and we are evil; we are doing exactly what we are accusing our enemies of doing (and we are calling them "wrong" in the same breath.) My favorite line in the film was "if you don't want to compromise join Amnesty International." Right on.


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