As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey.
Suleiman, an eleven year old Palestinian boy, lives in a small village in the Gaza strip. Every month, he goes with his father to the ruins of a destroyed village. Though he doesn't ... See full summary »
Abdallah El Akal,
Hussein Yassin Mahajne,
Five friends returning from a marriage in Canada return home to the United States. Not far from the border, two customs officers stop them to check their identity. Suspicious, they take their time especially with Jalil, a man of Arab origin. The situation worsens when a customs officer finds a small bag of marijuana in the luggage. Then things degenerate rapidly: a customs officer grabs the little dog that's part of the group and slits open its belly to be sure it's not a mule. When Gab makes a move, he's shot. The customs officer orders the surviving friends to undress and put on orange coveralls. Gradually, it dawns on the four tourists that they are in the hands of former torturers from Guantanamo. Written by
The suspense level of the movie is really high. On the other hand I can see why people wouldn't really rate the movie high. It is a tough sell. It's also something that is very close to Americans (and might offend quite a few). Of course this is not representative and while it is only a movie it does give a view of too much anxiety and fear and what that might lead to.
It is shot on a low budget, but Karim Hussain, who also has worked as a director, has a good eye and his camera work is without fault. The acting while driven by high emotions never fails. And although you may say, that the movie does not really evolve into something bigger (there is not a big bang or anything else), it still may give you reasons to think ...
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