A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Atom Egoyan first read a news article about a Jordanian man who sent his pregnant Irish girlfriend on an El Al flight with a bomb in her luggage, without her knowledge, in 1986. He encountered the story again in 2006 which made him decide that there was ripe material here for a film about the extremism of terrorism and parental legacies. See more »
When Sabine (the cab driver) and Tom stop for lunch, neither one the cars they are all in stop at the blinking red light at the intersection. See more »
What do you think, can we get a rain check for martyrdom?
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Atom Egoyan is a very skilled filmmaker that is exploiting a stereotype of the older white person's racism against a Lebanese son in law. Old white people are easy to pick on, Hollywood routinely allows this because there is little criticism generated from it. Does that mean this is right? I don't think so.
The film implies that a group of people (older white people) are "monsters." Maybe Atom has experienced racism from white people because of his Egyptian father, I get the feeling that he hates me for being white and 54 years old. I give Atom a 10 for the skill in making this film, he gets a 0 for the subject.
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