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The Passage (2007)

An American man (Dorff) who falls in love with a Moroccan woman (Givaty) realizes their romance could cost them both their lives.

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After the death of his girlfriend Tracy, the American Luke travels to Morocco with his British friend Adam to spend vacation and recover his loss. While in Medina, Luke meets the gorgeous Moroccan nurse Zahra and he offers to walk her home. However, she is offended by a group of men due to her Western companion and Luke defends her. Zahra offers to be his tourist guide and suggest him to travel to Atlas Mountain to the see the sunset and spend the night in a hotel. Adam decides to meet the couple in the next morning to let Luke alone with Zahra. However, the hotel manager does not accept their check-in and a local lodges the couple in a cabin of his own. During the night, Luke goes to the bathroom and finds a mace of tunnels linking the cabins in the mountain. Zahra meets him in the tunnel and he discovers a dark secret about the place. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Chosen Ones
20 March 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After the death of his girlfriend Tracy, the American Luke (Stephen Dorff) travels to Morocco with his British friend Adam (Neil Fluellen) to spend vacation and recover his loss. While in Medina, Luke meets the gorgeous Moroccan nurse Zahra (Sarai Givaty) and he offers to walk her home. However, she is offended by a group of men due to her Western companion and Luke defends her. Zahra offers to be his tourist guide and suggest him to travel to Atlas Mountain to the see the sunset and spend the night in a hotel. Adam decides to meet the couple in the next morning to let Luke alone with Zahra. However, the hotel manager does not accept their check-in and a local lodges the couple in a cabin of his own. During the night, Luke goes to the bathroom and finds a mace of tunnels linking the cabins in the mountain. Zahra meets him in the tunnel and he discovers a dark secret about the place.

"The Passage" is a predictable thriller that offers a sightseeing of Morocco and the beauty of Sarai Givaty as the greatest attractions. The edition and the lighting of this film are very poor and there are many sequences that are intended to be suspenseful and claustrophobic that become actually boring. Further, the plot point was not a surprise for me since it is a kind of Moroccan rip-off of "Turistas" or "Hostel". Nevertheless, with improvements in the screenplay, edition and lighting, this movie would be better and better. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil):"A Passagem" ("The Passage")


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