Set around a wife and husband on vacation in Morocco with the wife plotting to murder her husband with help from her lover. The plan goes terribly wrong when her lover and husband get into a terrible car accident on a remote desert road. They escape the multi-car pileup at a desert intersection and encounter the group of survivors, including a wanted smuggler, an undercover cop, a kidnapper, a baby and an unconscious Australian. They embark on a journey of deceit and revelation that culminates in a Tangiers souk. Written by
Saleh sabotages the Nissan Pathfinders engine to avoid Omar driving off without them by removing a spark plug. You can hear clearly that in fact its a diesel engine which does not use spark plugs. See more »
I have no idea why this is rated so low. It's not earth-shattering but it's definitely worth watching. The acting is patchy but not the worst I've seen and the story itself is riveting. In the hands of a more skilled director, with better pacing, more suspense and better actors I think this would have been a top rater. But even so, the story and production is better than average and deserves to be seen. Awesome setting, great twists and turns, some very good action scenes. My biggest issue was with the fact that it was hard to like any of the characters which kills the suspense factor - if you don't like 'em you don't care what happens to them LOL. They needed to develop the characters more and at least make them sympathetic on some level. The only one they really succeeded in doing that with is Saleh but I never got the sense that he was in danger so there was no suspense around him either. Everyone else (except the baby) was fair game to me :) Brilliant plot, that really should have more praise, and nice acting from Roschdy Zem & the baby. :D
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