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Rendition -- Renditioning, the practice of moving terror suspects to overseas prisons for detention and interrogation, is examined from the vantage point of those affected by it.
Rendition -- Alan Smith (Peter Sarsgaard) discusses the tacit practice of renditioning with the CIA’s head of terrorism; Corrinne Whitman (Meryl Streep).
Rendition -- Behind the scenes: Explosion
Rendition -- Interview: Meryl Streep "On the Film"
Rendition -- Interview: Jake Gyllenhaal "On his role"

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Kelley Sane (written by)
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19 October 2007 (USA) See more »
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What if someone you love...just disappeared? See more »
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A CIA analyst questions his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation at a secret detention facility outside the US. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jake Gyllenhaal ... Douglas Freeman

Reese Witherspoon ... Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi

Meryl Streep ... Corrine Whitman

Alan Arkin ... Senator Hawkins

Peter Sarsgaard ... Alan Smith

Omar Metwally ... Anwar El-Ibrahimi

Igal Naor ... Abasi Fawal
Hadar Ratzon Rotem ... Safiya (as Hadar Ratzon)

J.K. Simmons ... Lee Mayer

Simon Abkarian ... Said Abdel Aziz
Moa Khouas ... Khalid El-Emin

Zineb Oukach ... Fatima Fawal

Aramis Knight ... Jeremy El-Ibrahimi

Rosie Malek-Yonan ... Nuru El-Ibrahimi
Laila Mrabti ... Lina Fawal

David Fabrizio ... William Dixon

Mounir Margoum ... Rani

Driss Roukhe ... Bahi

Bob Gunton ... Lars Whitman

Del Hunter-White ... DC Female Security Guard
MrabtiBoubker Fahmi ... Senior Prison Guard (as Boubker Fahmi)
Nava Ziv ... Samia Fawal

Reymond Amsalem ... Layla Fawal (as Reymond Amsellem)

Wendy Phillips ... Samantha

Christian Martin ... Senator Lewis' Aide
Hassam Ghancy ... Hamadi
Najib Oudghiri ... Omar Adnan
Omar Salim ... Rashid Salimi

Bunnie Rivera ... Corinne's Housekeeper
Noureddine Aberdine ... Student Leader
Mohamed El Habib Ahamdane ... Hamadi's 2nd in Command
Fatima Regragui ... Khalid's Grandmother (as Fatima Reguragui)

Anne Betancourt ... Sharon Lopez
Salaheddine Ben Chegra ... Al Jazeera Newscaster
Natalia Zonova ... French Tourist
Hassan Hammouch ... Hospital Doctor (as Hassan Hammouche)

Skylar T. Adams ... CIA Agent at DC Airport (as Skylar Adams)
Tim Thomas ... CIA Agent at DC Airport

Richard Dorton ... CIA Agent at DC Airport
Abdellah Lamsabhi ... Tea House Owner
Lasfer Abdelghni ... Hamid, Douglas' Driver (as Lasfar Abdelghani)
Floella Benjamin ... CIA Staffer
Akram Allie ... Cape Town Businessman
Michael Dube ... Cape Town Businessman
Pope Jerrod ... Cape Town Businessman
Anthony Watterson ... Cape Town Businessman
Marisia Moreno ... Woman Who Helps Isabella
Tanane Boussif ... Prison Soldier
Lofti Hassan ... Taxi Driver (as Lotfi Hassan)
El Oualid Mezouar ... Donkey Cart Driver

Craig Johnson ... Capitol Hill Police

Wade Harlan ... Capitol Hill Police
Derek Hansen ... Reception Guest

Steve Tom ... Reception Guest

Robert Clotworthy ... Reception Guest

Muna Otaru ... Senate Staffer (as Muna Otari)

Nick Toth ... CNN Announcer
David Randolph ... Todd Hamilton
Mustapha Louchou ... Khalid's Brother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marina Anderson ... Neighbor with Collie (uncredited)
David Black ... Janitor (uncredited)

Elaine Anne Furst ... Labor and Delivery Nurse (uncredited)

Paul Hodge ... Capitol Hill Officer (uncredited)
Tom Raley ... DC Male Security Guard (uncredited)

Jason Roehm ... Secret Service (uncredited)
Joseph Andrew Schneider ... Security Officer (uncredited)
Levi Tinker ... Press Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Gavin Hood 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Kelley Sane (written by)

Produced by
Toby Emmerich .... executive producer
Keith Goldberg .... executive producer
Steve Golin .... producer
Genevieve Hofmeyr .... supervising producer: South Africa
David Kanter .... executive producer
Mark Martin .... co-producer
Edward Milstein .... executive producer
Keith Redmon .... executive producer
Paul Schwake .... executive producer
Michael Sugar .... executive producer
Bill Todman Jr. .... executive producer
Marcus Viscidi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Hepker 
Mark Kilian 
 
Cinematography by
Dion Beebe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Megan Gill 
 
Casting by
Bruria Albeck 
Kate Dowd 
Kathy Driscoll  (as Kathleen Driscoll-Mohler)
Francine Maisler 
 
Production Design by
Barry Robison 
 
Art Direction by
Kevin Constant (supervising art director)
Tony Noble 
Harry Pain 
Keith Pain (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Jille Azis 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Wilkinson 
 
Makeup Department
Mariam Lee Abounouom .... makeup artist (as Mariam Abounouom)
Nezha Aouis .... hair stylist (as Nazha Aouis)
Fríða Aradóttir .... hair stylist: Ms. Witherspoon, Los Angeles (as Frida Aradottir)
Steve Artmont .... key makeup artist: Los Angeles
David Danon .... hair stylist: Los Angeles
Retha De Kock .... prosthetic makeup artist
J. Roy Helland .... hair stylist: Ms. Streep, Los Angeles
J. Roy Helland .... makeup artist: Ms. Streep, Los Angeles
Eammon Hughes .... hair stylist: Mr. Gyllenhaal
Madelein Krugell .... hair department head
Sylvia Lachner .... prosthetic makeup artist
Rebecca Lafford .... makeup artist: Mr. Gyllenhaal
Khadija Najahi .... hair stylist
Graham Press .... prosthetic makeup supervisor
Nadine Prigge .... hair designer
Nadine Prigge .... makeup designer
Janine Rath .... Hair Department Head: Los Angeles (as Janine Rath-Thompson)
Bouchra Sakhi .... makeup artist
Molly Stern-Schlussel .... makeup artist: Ms. Witherspoon, Los Angeles (as Molly R. Stern-Schlussel)
Barbara Tayfield .... makeup artist
Marianna Elias .... additional makeup artist: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Hicham Sahi .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ahmed Abounouom .... production manager: Morocco (as Ahmed 'Jimmy' Abounouom)
Hafid Balafrej .... unit manager: Essaouira
Leigh Clarke .... production manager: Capetown, South Africa
Ginny Galloway .... production supervisor: Washington D.C.
Erik Holmberg .... executive in charge of production
Jody Levin .... executive in charge of post-production
Nigel Marchant .... unit production manager
Sara Romilly .... post-production supervisor
Nancy Swenton .... production supervisor: Washington D.C.
Marcus Viscidi .... unit production manager
Meredith Zamsky .... unit production manager
Hamid Ait Timaghrit .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noureddine Aberdine .... first assistant director
Hamid Ait Timaghrit .... third assistant director
Lofti Aït Jaoui .... third assistant director
Timothy Blockburger .... second second assistant director: Washington D.C.
Annelize Bosch .... second assistant director: Capetown, South Africa (as Annelise Bosch)
Gary Romolo Fiorelli .... second assistant director
Mustapha Grumij .... second assistant director
Dave Ingle .... second second assistant director: Capetown, South Africa
Peter Kohn .... first assistant director
Latifah Naouri .... second second assistant director (as Latifa Naouri)
Timothy R. Price .... second second assistant director (as Timothy Price)
Leigh Tanchel .... first assistant director: Capetown, South Africa (as Leigh Tanshel)
 
Art Department
Azeddine Abounouom .... set dresser
Tarik Amchemar .... props
Christopher Bass .... art director: Capetown, South Africa (as Chris Bass)
Mustapha Benhatom .... head carpenter
Marc Beros .... head painter (as Mark Beros)
James Betts .... gang boss: Los Angeles
Laurence Bishop .... on-set dresser: Capetown, South Africa
Trace Bisset .... leadman: Capetown, South Africa
Steve Borgese .... lead greensperson: Los Angeles
Hafid Bounouader .... head painter
Chris Brown .... head carpenter
Harold Burst .... head plasterer (as Harold S.C. Burst)
Satcha Congdon .... construction foreman: Los Angeles
Bryan Corbett .... construction foreman: Los Angeles
Jordan Crockett .... set designer (as Jordan Aaron Crockett)
Lesley Cross .... set dressing buyer
F. Dale Davis .... set dresser: Washington D.C.
Friedle De La Rey .... set dresser: Capetown, South Adfrica
Paul Detlefson .... set dresser: Los Angeles
Laura Dishington .... graphic artist
Samuel Dowe-Sandes .... prop storeman (as Samuel Dowe-Sanders)
Trevor Dyer .... head carpenter
Abdeljalil El Aikaoui .... set dresser
Ouassel El Kilali .... prop storeman
Hicham El Kounti .... set dressing buyer
Saida Elidrissi .... art department coordinator: Morocco (as Saida El Idrissi)
Rick Glenn .... set dresser: Los Angeles
Carmine Goglia .... stand-by painter: Los Angeles
Craig Griffin .... assistant property master
Craig Griffin .... property master: Capetown, South Africa
Eddie Grisco .... set dresser: Los Angeles
Micky Guyett .... supervising painter (as Michael Guyett)
Peter Hallam .... leadman
Aziz Hamichi .... assistant art director
Mustapha Haouas .... prop buyer (as Mostapha Haousas)
Radouane Izzahir .... set dresser
Carol Kiefer .... supervising art department coordinator
Jay Klein .... leadman: Washington D.C. (as Jay B. Klein)
Selma Kora .... assistant property master: Los Angeles
Ernest H. Lauterio .... assistant property master: Los Angeles
Suzannah Leigh .... set decorator: Capetown, South Africa
Vincent Lucido .... storyboard artist: Los Angeles
Eric Luling .... on-set dresser: Los Angeles (as Eric J. Luling)
John E. Madden .... supervising plasterer (as John Madden)
Danny Margetts .... construction coordinator
Oana Marian .... art department production assistant: Los Angeles
Arlo Markantonatos .... assistant property master: Capetown, South Africa
Ron Marshall .... gang boss: Los Angeles
Samiri Menouer .... set dresser (as Menouer Samiri)
Steven M. Miller .... greens foreman: Los Angeles (as Steve Miller)
Elizabeth Morris .... art department buyer: Los Angeles (as Libby Morris)
Barbara Munch .... set decorator: Los Angeles
Rabiaa N'Gadi .... leadman
Mark Palmer .... set dresser: Los Angeles
Ken Peterson .... set dresser: Los Angeles (as Kenny Peterson)
Anshuman Prasad .... set designer: Los Angeles
Aziz Rafiq .... assistant art director
Mohamed Rakaa .... set dressing buyer
William V. Ryder .... set designer: Los Angeles
Greg Sanger .... lead man: Los Angeles
Theodore Sharps .... set designer: Los Angeles
Brent Smith .... set dresser
Abdelhak Sphiri .... head welder
Robert Spore .... assistant property master: Washington D.C. (as Robert 'Bob' Spore)
Ray Staples .... supervising plasterer
Charles Stewart .... property master
Nic Stubbings .... set dresser
Thomas T. Taylor .... set designer: Los Angeles (as Tom T. Taylor)
Steven Thompson .... set dresser
Leslie A. Tokunaga .... construction buyer: Los Angeles
David Utley .... assistant art director: Los Angeles
Oli van der Vijver .... set dresser
Mike Webster .... plasterer gang boss: Los Angeles
Jason Wicksell .... on-set dresser: Washington D.C.
Douglas Womack .... construction coordinator: Los Angeles (as Doug Womack)
Christopher Woodworth .... lead scenic artist: Los Angeles
Rahal Zaoual .... head plasterer
Mohamed Zarar .... stand-by props
Jeffrey Zukerman .... painter gang boss: Los Angeles (as Jeffrey Zuckerman)
Armando Abarca .... drapery foreman (uncredited)
Elhoussaine Baouzine .... construction production assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert Batha .... assistant sound editor
Pierre Buteau .... adr recordist
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Paul Timothy Carden .... sound editor
Jo Caron .... foley recordist
Jo Caron .... foley supervisor
Melissa A. Corns .... sound editor (as Melissa Corns)
Rene Defrancesch .... cableperson: Los Angeles
Guy Francoeur .... foley artist
Phillipe Frumignac .... foley assistant (as Philippe Frumignac)
Nicolas Gagnon .... foley artist (as Nico Gagnon)
Shaun-Nicholas Gallagher .... foley recordist
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Rachel Holley .... sound editor
Kaspar Hugentobler .... digital sound technician
Michael Keller .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike King .... adr recordist
Benoit Leduc .... foley recordist
Nico Louw .... sound mixer
Manu Mertens .... adr mixer
Lorenzo Millan .... cableperson: Washington D.C.
Aynee Osborn .... dialogue editor (as Aynee Osborn Joujon-Roche)
Alenka Pavlin .... boom operator: Los Angeles
Bertrand Roets .... boom operator
John Ross .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Edward Tise .... sound mixer: Los Angeles
Nourdine Zaoui .... cable operator
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Mohamed Ali Aguermin .... special effects technician (as Mohamed Ali Aqermim)
Norman Baillie .... senior effects technician
Wesley Barnard .... special effects technician (as Wesley Vonlee Barnard)
Robert Cole .... special effects technician: Los Angeles (as Robert M. Cole)
Scott R. Fisher .... special effects coordinator: Los Angeles (as Scott Fisher)
David Mahlangu .... special effects technician (as Doctor David Mahlangu)
Sibusiso Nkosi .... special effects technician
Jim Rollins .... special effects technician: Los Angeles
Shaun Rutter .... senior effects technician
Leo Leoncio Solis .... special effects technician: Los Angeles (as Leo L. Solis)
Mustapha Steila .... special effects buyer
Mustapha Steila .... special effects office coordinator
El Hassan Tib .... special effects technician (as El Hassane Tib)
Andy Williams .... special effects coordinator
Janek Zabielski .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Joseph Bell .... visual effects production manager: Digital Dimension
William Bogen .... compositor: Pacific Title
Tatjana Bozinovski .... compositor: Digital Dimension
Erik Bruhwiler .... digital compositing supervisor: Digital Dimension
John Campuzano .... visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title
Ozzie Carmona .... compositor: Pacific Title
Chris Del Conte .... visual effects producer: Digital Dimension
Brian DeMetz .... 3D artist: Digital Dimension
David Espinoza .... 3D artist: Digital Dimension
Mark Freund .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title
Terel Gibson .... visual effects editor
Maureen Healy .... compositor: Pacific Title
Erik Henry .... visual effects supervisor
Martin Hilke .... compositor: Digital Dimension
Jennifer Law-Stump .... compositor: Pacific Title (as Jennifer Law Stump)
Daniel J. Lombardo .... visual effects executive producer: Digital Dimension (as Daniel Lombardo)
Mimi Medel .... visual effects executive
Bill Missett .... high definition preview opticals
Jim O'Hagan .... compositor: Pacific Title
Michael Pasqualone .... visual effects editor
Mitch Paulson .... digital colorist assist
Dolores Pope .... compositor: Pacific Title
Lauren Ritchie .... executive in charge of visual effects
Andrew Roberts .... computer graphics supervisor: Digital Dimension
Rick Sparr .... visual effects producer: Pacific Title
Tammy Sutton .... coordinating supervisor: Digital Dimension
Phi Tran .... 3d artist: Digital Dimension
Bob Wiatr .... compositor: Pacific Title
Lindsay Birmingham .... data coordinator (uncredited)
Jason Bond .... junior compositor: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals (uncredited)
Justin Jones .... compositor: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Tom Lamb .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Sean Looper .... pipeline architect (uncredited)
Sarah Maloney .... production coordinator: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Landon Medeiros .... roto/paint artist: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Landon Medeiros .... visual effects production assistant: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Molly Pabian .... visual effects production assistant: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Danita Slaughter .... digital opticals editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rachid Abbad .... stunts
Faycal Attougui .... stunts (as Fayçal Attougui)
Mohamed Attougui .... stunts
Benamara Azeddine .... stunt performer
Joseph Beddelem .... stunts (as Joseph Bedellem)
Tarik Belmekki .... stunts
Hamid Bourhza .... stunts
Youssef El Hibaqui .... stunts
Noureddine Haijjoujou .... stunts (stunts)
Othman Ilyassa .... stunts
Philippe Losson .... stunts
Youssef Marchouki .... stunts (as Youssef Merchouki)
Cedric Proust .... stunt coordinator
Florian Robin .... stunts
Mustapha Touki .... assistant stunt coordinator
Mustapha Touki .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ahmed Almrani .... grip (as Ahmed El Amrani)
Chris Bain .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Christopher Bain)
Carlos Baker .... electrician: Los Angeles
Fritz Banks .... rigging electrician: Los Angeles
John C. Barber .... grip: Washington D.C.
Michael Barrere .... dolly grip: Los Angeles (as Michel Barrere)
Damien Beebe .... camera operator: "b" camera
Najib Ben Fares .... best boy electric (as Mohammed Najib Benfares)
Abdelaziz Bizzi .... best boy grip
Steven W. Blumenfeld .... video playback operator: Los Angeles (as Steve Blumenfeld)
Lyamani Bouhmdi .... electrician (as El Yamani Bouhamdi)
Fouad Bourbouh .... camera loader
Raymond Brow Jr. .... dolly grip: Washington D.C.
John Buckley .... chief lighting technician
George Cacamise .... grip: Los Angeles (as Georgeb F. Caccamise)
Alfred Castillo .... rigging best boy grip: Los Angeles (as Alfred M. Castillo)
Daniel Duggan .... grip: Los Angeles (as Dan Duggan)
My Mustapha Elidrissi .... grip (as My Mustapha El Idrissi)
Sam Emerson .... still photographer
Mark Engel .... rigging electrician: Los Angeles (as Mark A. Engel)
Chris Fabré .... grip: Capetown, South Africa (as Chris Fabre)
Bill Fine Jr. .... electrician: Los Angeles (as Bill W. Fine)
John Fine .... best boy electrician: Los Angeles (as Johnny Fine)
Bertrant Gagey .... playback operator (as Bertrand Gagey)
Bertrant Gagey .... video assist operator (as Bertrand Gagey)
Rusty Gardner .... video assist operator: Washington D.C.
Pat Garrett .... dolly grip
Peter Geraghty .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Harold Groshon .... rigging electrician: Los Angeles (as Hal Groshon)
Alan Hall .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
John R. Hamilton .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Washington D.C.
Martin Hannan .... electrician: Capetown, South Africa
Allen Harker .... electrician: Los Angeles (as K. Allen Harker)
Coleman L. Hart .... grip: Los Angeles
Matthew Hawkins .... rigging grip: Los Angeles (as Matt Hawkins)
Scott Hillman .... key rigging grip
William T. Iversen .... grip: Washington D.C. (as William Iversen)
Aaron Keating .... grip
John Kimmer .... best boy grip: Washington D.C. (as John D. Kimmer)
Abdellilah Laghrissi .... electrician (as Abdel-Ilah Larhrissi)
Chaz Lyon .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Glen Magers .... electrician: Los Angeles
Driss Marzak .... electrician (as Driss Merzak)
Jade Maxwell Newton .... camera loader: Capetown, South Africa (as Jade Maxwell-Newton)
Dave Mikutsky .... electrician: Washington D.C.
Youssef Mohattane .... playback operator
Youssef Mohattane .... video assist operator
Darin Moran .... camera operator: "b" camera, Washington D.C.
Glenn E. Moran .... rigging best boy electric: Los Angeles (as Glenn R. Moran)
Brent Nortje .... best boy electric (as Brenton Nortje)
Michael O'Leary .... electrician: Washington D.C.
Zak 'Ebenezzer' O'Leary .... best boy grip (as Zak O'Leary)
Keegan O'Neill .... camera loader
Benedetto Pellerito .... dimmer board operator
Mark Rabe .... best boy rigger
Scott Rathner .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Tell Reid .... electrician: Capetown, South Africa
Donald Reynolds Jr. .... key grip (as Donald Reynolds)
Marco Rinaldi .... video assist operator: Capetown, South Africa (as Marco Renaldo)
Scott M. Robinson .... key grip: Los Angeles
Peter Rosenfeld .... Steadicam operator
Peter Rosenfeld .... camera operator: "a" camera
John Rupert .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Frank Ryan .... rigging grip: Los Angeles
Tomoaki Sasaki .... electrician: Washington D.C.
Sean Savage .... camera operator: "b" camera
John Savedra .... lighting technician
Chris Shadley .... video assist operator: Los Angteles (as Chris 'Fish' Shadley)
Blackford 'Boots' Shelton .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Washington D.C. (as Boots Shelton)
Colin Smith .... head rigger
Tobie Smuts .... electrician: Capetown, South Africa
Lars Stephan .... camera intern: Los Angeles
Hilton Stiles .... best boy rigger (as Hylton Stiles)
Michael Svitak .... film loader: Los Angeles
Kamaleddine Talmi .... grip
Brian Taylor .... grip: "b" camera
Lally Tshabane .... second assistant camera: Capetown, South Africa
Adrian Van Ass .... grip: Capetown, South Africa (as Adrian Van As)
Adi Visser .... first assistant camera: Capetown, South Africa
Peter Wagner .... grip: Los Angeles
Kieran Waugh .... rigging electrician: Los Angeles
Bob Waybright .... best boy electric: Washington D.C.
Rick Whitfield .... video playback operator: Los Angeles
Dave Wilkins .... grip: Washington D.C. (as David Wilkins)
R. Michael Yope .... rigging gaffer (as Michael Yope)
Harry Zimmerman .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, Los Angeles
Ray Brown .... dolly grip: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Mark Carlile .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Jeffrey A. Cook .... electrician (uncredited)
Jerry Gregoricka .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Joel A. Ruiz .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Julian Sternthal .... key rigging grip: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Salah Benchegra .... extras casting coordinator (as Salaheddine Benchegra)
Saad Fekhari .... extras casting assistant
Anna Feyder .... casting: Capetown, South Africa (as Ana Feyder)
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Jimmy Jue .... extras casting: Los Angeles (as Jimmy 'JJ' Jue)
Kirsty Kinnear .... casting assistant
Jackie Mayou .... extras casting coordinator: Capetown, South Africa (as Jacqui Mayou)
Megan Moran .... casting associate
Luis Vargas .... extras casting coordinator: Los Angeles
Dagmar Wittmer .... extras casting: Washington D.C.
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Samira Abdoune .... seamstress
Najat Ait Badi .... costume assistant
Najat Ait Badi .... costumer
Idriss Bayoussef .... tailor
Samira Bejjoudi .... dresser
Christine Bieselin Clark .... assistant costume designer: Los Angeles (as Christine Bieselin)
Anita Louise Brown .... costume assistant (as Anita 'Snoops' Brown)
Elizabeth Cashmore .... costume production assistant: Los Angeles
Gillian Castle .... costumer: Capetown, South Africa
Mia Hoffman .... costumer: Capetown, South Africa
Stacy Horn .... costume supervisor
Hnya Janah .... costumer
Kimberly Johnson .... costumer: Los Angeles
Reza Levy .... costume supervisor: Capetown, South Africa
Carolyn Marston .... costume assistant (as Carolyn Jayne Marston)
Robin McMullan .... costumer: Washington D.C.
Tracey Millar .... costume coordinator
Tisha D. Nagel .... set costumer: Los Angeles (as Tisha Jahnke)
Mohamed Rai .... costumer
Essouci Zakia .... costume buyer (as Zakia Essouci)
Joshua Coleman .... costumer (uncredited)
Dana Schondelmeyer .... costumes (uncredited)
Andy Visser .... additional costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Logan Breit .... first assistant editor
Betty Burkhart .... post-production coordinator
Gary Burritt .... negative manager: Kona Cutting
George Chavez .... color timer
Beth Dewey .... digital intermediate supervisor: EFilm (as Elizabeth Dewey)
Adnane Korchyou .... post-production assistant: Studio Ex-centris
Richard Lowe .... post-production assistant
Mitch Paulson .... digital colorist assistant: EFilm
Amy Pawlowski .... digital intermediate editor: EFilm
Robert E. Phillips .... digital intermediate assistant supervisor: EFilm (as Robert Phillips)
John Potter .... high definition preview timer
Steven J. Scott .... supervising digital colorist: EFilm
Stephen Bearman .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Louise Mycielski .... post-production coordinator: South Africa (uncredited)
Matt Sweat .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Phillip Blackford .... music mix assistant
Paul Broucek .... executive in charge of music: New Line
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Joe Dzuban .... music mix assistant
Abdallha El Allouhi .... musician: oud, Morocco
Jalal El Allouhi .... musician: violin, Morocco
Badr El Yathribi .... musician: ney, Morocco
Tobias Enhus .... synthesizer programmer
Pedro Eustache .... musician: duduk, Los Angeles
Nima Fakhrara .... provider: santurs
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Wolfgang Funk .... music recording engineer: Marrakech
Mark Graham .... music preparation: Jo Ann Kane Music Service
Groupe Ibrahim .... musician: gnaouan ensemble, Morocco
Paul Hepker .... orchestrator
The Hollywood Studio Symphony .... musician: score performed by
Maellem Ibrahim .... musician: gembri, Morocco
Mark Kilian .... conductor
Mark Kilian .... orchestrator
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
Roman Kovalik .... assistant to composer: US
Gabe Moffat .... music recordist: percussion
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Jeffrey Potokar .... assistant music editor
M.C. Rai .... musician: singer, Los Angeles (as MC Rai)
Mostafa Ramadan .... musician: qanoun, Morocco
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Angie Rubin .... music editor
Paul Rudolph .... musician: percussion, Los Angeles
Erin Scully .... music executive
Mustapha Serrage .... musician: percussion, Morocco
Lori Silfen .... music business affairs executive
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Marissa Steingold .... musician: singer, Los Angeles
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Margarita Sullivan .... music clearances
Greg Townsend .... music mix assistant
Joseph Trapanese .... assistant to composers: US (as Joe Trapanese)
John F.X. Walsh .... music business affairs executive
 
Transportation Department
Khalid Ameskane .... transportation captain
Khalid Asmour .... transportation co-captain
Mounir Badia .... picture car assistant
Robert T. Chestnut .... transportation captain: Los Angeles (as Robert Chestnut)
Mounir Dine .... transportation assistant
Omar Driouche .... transportation captain: Morocco unit
Nick Dunn .... transportation captain: Capetown, South Africa
Jesse Hynes .... driver/generator operator
Steve John .... facilities
Ilze Kitshoff .... production driver
Steve Lamonby .... picture vehicle coordinator
Andy Levett .... grip driver
George Nadian .... transportation co-captain: Los Angeles (as George Barsum Nadian)
Peter Ndifon .... transportation coordinator: Capetown, South Africa
Andrew Orlando .... action vehicle coordinator
Lahcen Oufliyene .... picture vehicle assistant
Ronnie Papaleo .... picture vehicle assistant
Hicham Regragui .... transportation coordinator
Paul E. Stroh .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles (as Paul Stroh)
Peter Tombs .... picture vehicle assistant (as Peter R. Tombs)
Verdell E. Veney .... transportation captain: Washington D.C.
Martin Walsh .... facilities driver
Tim Whisenant .... driver: Reese Witherspoon
Nelson C. Wright Jr. .... picture vehicle coordinator: Washington D.C.
Bonnie Yamahiro .... driver
Gilbert Young .... transportation coordinator: Washington D.C.
Khalid Asmour .... driver: cast (uncredited)
John R. Dove .... fuel truck driver (uncredited)
Jimmy Ray Pickens .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Chris Raines .... transportation department (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Saadia Aalami .... production secretary
Noureddine Aberdine .... cultural consultant
Karim Abouobayd .... production services: Dune Films
Toufiq Abouobayd .... location manager
Faldela Abrahams .... accounting staff: Moonlighting Films, Capetown, South Africa (as Fadelah Abrahams)
Omar Adam .... adr loop group
Samia Adnan .... dialogue coach
Samia Adnan .... translator: Arabic
Ali Ait Mazouz .... animal wrangler
Hamid Ait Timaghrit .... set production assistant
Saad Ajedigue .... production assistant
Sarkis Albert .... adr loop group
Isaura Alfonso .... set production assistant: Capetown, South Africa (as Isaura Afonso)
Hassan Aridal .... office production assistant
David Arnott .... adr loop group
Robyn Aronstam .... script supervisor (as Robyn Melanie Aronstam)
Reza Aslan .... cultural consultant
Mohamed Atbir .... office production assistant
Lofti Aït Jaoui .... set production assistant
Zohra Ouelad Bada .... liaison: Dune Films (as Zahra Oulad Bada)
Robert Baer .... cia consultant
Andrea Baker .... adr loop group
Majid Balafrej .... assistant accountant
Rajia Baroudi .... adr loop group
Smail Benider .... office production assistant
Robert Bentley .... location manager: Capetown, South Africa
Katherine E. Beyda .... production executive: N1
Carolyn Blackwood .... executive in charge of co-productions
Mbraek Blouh .... assistant military advisor (as Commandant Mbraek Blouh)
Carole Blumer .... head caterer
Abdelaaziz Bourziq .... permit man
Aziz Bousfiha .... assistant accountant
Khalid Bouslamy .... assistant location manager (as Khalid Bouslamti)
Raymond Bulinski .... craft service: Los Angeles
Laurie Cartwright .... risk management
Abdelkader Chaoui .... manager: base camp
Houssna Choukri .... assistant: Mr. Viscidi
Mohamed Chrouate .... assistant location manager
Valeria Migliassi Collins .... script supervisor: Los Angeles
Lyna Cunningham .... assistant: Mr. Todman
Lisa Curtis .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles (as Lisa Joelle Curtis)
Richard Daldry .... travel coordinator
Jon Davidson .... production controller
Stel Deleon .... second assistant accountant (as Stel DeLeon)
Michelle Dunton .... script researcher: Now Clear This! Research
Jeff Egan .... production safety
Abdellatif El Bakkouri .... military advisor (as Colonel Abdellatif El Bakkouri)
Sana El Kilali .... accountant: Morocco
Erik Ellner .... business affairs
Said Faraj .... adr loop group
Greg Finley .... adr loop group
Jeff Fischer .... adr loop group (as Jeffrey Todd Fischer)
Jay Floyd .... clearance coordinator: Now Clear This!
Robb Foglia .... script supervisor: Washington D.C.
Kristi Frankenheimer .... location manager: Los Angeles
Deen Lee Dillon Fredericks .... production assistant: Capetown, South Africa (as Deen Fredericks)
Karen M. Fuchs .... payroll accountant: Los Angeles
Nicole Furia .... production accountant: Los Angeles
Driss Gaidi .... location manager
Willow Geer .... adr loop group
Emily Glatter .... supervising production coordinator
Anneliese Goldman .... adr loop group
Zuhair Haddad .... adr actor
Zuhair Haddad .... adr loop group (as Zuhar Haddad)
Zuhair Haddad .... adr loop group
Souheil Halaoui .... assistant location manager (as Hallaoui Souheil)
Hakima Hammoudi .... set nurse
Bonnie Haner .... second assistant accountant: Los Angeles
Hind Hanif .... production coordinator
Barbara Harris .... adr loop group (as Barbara Iley)
Melissa Herron .... travel coordinator: Los Angeles (as Melissa D. Herron)
Genevieve Hofmeyr .... production services: Moonlighting Films, Capetown, South Africa
Steve Humphreys .... loop group
Houda Jabrane .... set doctor
Cory Johnson .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Douglas M. Jones .... production assistant: Washington D.C. (as Douglas Jones)
Antony Judd .... head chef
Colette Kadrnka-Abramson .... production attorney
June Kim .... post-production accountant
Eduard Klarenbeek .... assistant location manager: Capetown, South Africa (as Edu Klarenbeek)
Danielle Koch .... production assistant: Washington D.C. (as Danielle Kock)
Marsha Kramer .... adr loop group
Steven Lafferty .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Eric Lamb .... set medic: Washington D.C.
Daniel Leaderman .... production office assistant: Washington D.C.
Tory Littman .... craft service assistant: Los Angeles
Jethro Lottering .... production assistant: Capetown, South Africa
Bettina Lyster .... production coordinator
James E. Maddux .... set medic: Los Angeles (as James Maddux)
Jennifer Malloy .... assistant: Mr. Golin
Jean Martin .... set production assistant
Andrew Matthews .... financial advisor
Lynne Matthysen .... caterer: Capetown, South Africa (as Lynne Mathysen)
Paul Mavi .... adr loop group
Jeremy Maxwell .... adr loop group
Peter McManus .... production accountant
Christian McWilliams .... location manager
Marc Meaut .... crafts service
Chris Menke .... production coordinator: Washington D.C.
Andrew Milstein .... assistant: Mr. Milstein
Melissa Morgan .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Erin Newell .... assistant: Mr. Schwake
Abdessalam Ngadi .... accountants assistant
Matthew Dillon Noonan .... assistant location manager: Washington D.C. (as Matthew Noonan)
Amy O'Byrne .... production office assistant: Washington D.C.
Luke Pearsall .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Richard Penn .... adr loop group
Julie Perez .... assistant: Mr. Milstein
Lance Peters .... armorer
Sally Potters .... production secretary: Los Angeles (as Sally J. Potters)
Peggy Pridemore .... location manager: Washington D.C.
Paul Prokop .... executive in charge of finance
Jeffrey Raines .... studio teacher: Los Angeles
Joshua Ravetch .... production resources
Mohammed Hamza Regragui .... production assistant: Morocco
Jonathan Reich .... location manager: Washington D.C.
Brennan Reynolds .... production office assistant: Los Angeles
Steven John Reynolds .... first assistant accountant (as Steven Reynolds)
Safa Rhazal .... office production assistant
Peter Roskovich .... craft service: Washington D.C.
Kevin Thomas Roy .... set production assistant (as Kevin Roy)
Alya Sako .... adr loop group
Sam Sako .... adr loop group
Jason Savage .... assistant location manager: Los Angeles
Marvin Saven .... accounting staff: Moonlighting Films, Capetown, South Africa
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Michelle Schrauwers .... set production assistant
Julianna Selfridge .... risk management (as Juliana Selfridge)
Marc Shapiro .... contract administrator
Sammy Sheik .... adr loop group
Deborah Simmrin .... unit publicist
John Smart .... additional clearances
Joe Steele .... production resources
Jessica Strauss .... assistant location manager: Los Angeles
Wendy Tate .... accounting staff: Moonlighting Films, Capetown, South Africa
Stephen Taylor .... key assistant accountant
Rod Thompson .... chef: Los Angeles
William Thompson .... personal fitness trainer
Adam K. Tiller .... production office assistant: Los Angeles (as Adam Tiller)
Peter Titterell .... caterer: Peter Titterrell Premiere Caterers (as Peter Titterrell)
Laura Tiz .... first assistant accountant: Los Angeles
Zora Trouqi .... adr loop group
Chad Tyler .... stand-in
Gert Uys .... helicopter pilot: picture chopper
Glen Vaughan .... adr loop group (as Glen Vaughn)
Dylan Voogt .... production coordinator: Capetown, South Africa
Judith Walder .... payroll accountant: location
Herman Warnich .... set production assistant: Capetown, South Africa
John Burton West .... production coordinator: Los Angeles (as John B. West)
Georgianna Whitley .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Lore Wilhelm .... craft service assistant: Los Angeles
Corrie Winter .... assistant: Mr. Milstein
Jennifer Yee .... credits administrator
Ben Youcef .... adr loop group
Lunghi Zondi .... production secretary: Capetown, South Africa
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances (uncredited)
Moncef Belam .... production team (uncredited)
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Alfred Castillo .... pre-rig best boy (uncredited)
J. Chan Claggett .... location scout (uncredited)
James Cutting .... close protection officer (uncredited)
Michael DeChant .... set production assistant: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Nicholas Huynh .... set production assistant: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Julie Janney .... stand-in (uncredited)
Tim Kossa .... key location assistant: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Dylan Matlock .... set production assistant: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
William Sandidge .... location scout (uncredited)
Christopher Scott .... set production assistant: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances (uncredited)
Kori E. Wilson .... assistant: Meryl Streep (uncredited)
 
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Based on the true story of Khalid El-Masri, a German citizen who was mistaken for Khalid al-Masri, a man rumored to have been involved with the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. El-Masri was held an a black site in Afghanistan in 2004 where he was interrogated, beaten, sexually abused, and tortured for 5 months, after which the CIA released him and admitted his capture and torture were a mistake.See more »
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Corrine Whitman:I'm very sorry for your distress, I wish I could help you with your problem but I simply cannot.
Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi:My problem? My problem?
Senator Hawkins:[overlapping] Young lady, if you just leave your name and information ...
Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi:You have my name. You have my home address, you have my phone number, you have everything! You have my husband!
[they look at each other and begin to leave]
Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi:Please don't walk away from me! Just tell me where he is!
Guard:[restraining her] Ma'am.
Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi:JUST TELL ME HE'S OKAY!
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109 out of 146 people found the following review useful.
flawed but important drama, 3 November 2007
Author: Roland E. Zwick (magneteach@aol.com) from United States

In this day and age in which just about every other news story involves discussions of waterboarding, images of Abu Ghraib, or tales of forced detentions at Guantanamo Bay, Gavin Hood's "Rendition" is about as up-to-the-minute and timely a movie as is ever likely to come out of the entertainment mills of mainstream Hollywood. It's not, by any stretch of the imagination, a perfect film, but neither does it merit the caterwauling opprobrium it has received at the hands of critics from all across the ideological and political spectrum.

The term "rendition" refers to the ability of the CIA to arrest any individuals it suspects of terrorist dealings, then to whisk them away in secret to a foreign country to interrogate and torture them for an indefinite period of time, all without due process of law. Anwar El-Ibrahimi is an Egyptian man who has been living for twenty years in the United States. He has an American wife, a young son and a new baby on the way. He seems a very unlikely candidate for a terrorist, yet one day, without warning or explanation, Anwar is seized and taken to an undisclosed location where he is subjected to brutal torture until he admits his involvement with a terrorist organization that Anwar claims to know nothing about.

On the negative side, "Rendition" falters occasionally in its storytelling abilities, often biting off a little more than it can chew in terms of both plot and character. The ostensible focal point is Douglas Freeman, a rookie CIA agent who is brought in to observe Anwar's "interrogation" at the hands of Egyptian officials. The problem is that, as conceived by writer Kelley Sane and enacted by Jake Gyllenhaal, Freeman seems too much of a naïve "boy scout" to make for a very plausible agent, and he isn't given the screen time he needs to develop fully as a character. We know little about him at the beginning and even less, it seems, at the end. He "goes through the motions," but we learn precious little about the man within. Thus, without a strong center of gravity to hold it all together, the film occasionally feels as if it is coming apart at the seams, with story elements flying off in all directions. A similar problem occurs with Anwar's distraught wife, played by Reese Witherspoon, a woman we never get to know much about apart from what we can see on the surface. Gyllenhaal and Witherspoon have both proved themselves to be fine actors under other circumstances, but here they are hemmed in by a restrictive screenplay that rarely lets them go beyond a single recurring note in their performances.

What makes "Rendition" an ultimately powerful film, however, is the extreme seriousness of the subject matter and the way in which two concurrently running plot lines elegantly dovetail into one another in the movie's closing stretches. It may make for a slightly more contrived story than perhaps we might have liked on this subject, but, hey, this is Hollywood after all, and the film has to pay SOME deference to mass audience expectations if it is to get itself green lighted, let alone see the light of day as a completed project.

Two of the supporting performances are particularly compelling in the film: Omar Metwally who makes palpable the terror of a man caught in a real life Kafkaesque nightmare from which he cannot awaken, and Yigal Naor who makes a surprisingly complex character out of the chief interrogator/torturer. Meryl Streep, Alan Arkin and Peter Sarsgaard also make their marks in smaller roles. Special mention should also be made of the warm and richly hued cinematography of Dion Beebe.

Does the movie oversimplify the issues? Probably. Does it stack the deck in favor of the torture victim and against the evil government forces? Most definitely. (One wonders how the movie would have played if Anwar really WERE a terrorist). Yet, the movie has the guts to tread on controversial ground. It isn't afraid to raise dicey questions or risk the disapproval of some for the political stances it takes. It openly ponders the issue of just how DOES a nation hold fast to its hard-won principle of "civil liberties for all" in the face of terrorism and fear. And just how much courage does it take for people of good will to finally stand up and say "enough is enough," even at the risk of being branded terrorist-appeasing and unpatriotic by those in power? (The movie also does not, in any way, deny the reality of extreme Islamic terrorism).

Thus, to reject "Rendition" out of hand would be to allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good. "Rendition" may not be perfect, but it IS good, and it has something of importance to say about the world in which we now live. And that alone makes it very much worth seeing.

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