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Maya is a CIA operative whose first experience is in the interrogation of prisoners following the Al Qaeda attacks against the U.S. on the 11th September 2001. She is a reluctant participant in extreme duress applied to the detainees, but believes that the truth may only be obtained through such tactics. For several years, she is single-minded in her pursuit of leads to uncover the whereabouts of Al Qaeda's leader, Osama Bin Laden. Finally, in 2011, it appears that her work will pay off, and a U.S. Navy SEAL team is sent to kill or capture Bin Laden. But only Maya is confident Bin Laden is where she says he is. Written by
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James Gandolfini, who portrays former CIA head Leon Panetta, sent a note to Panetta before the film came out: "I'm very sorry about everything. I apologize. You're like my father, so you'll find something to be angry about, but please let me know." For months, silence. Then, as the film was in the middle of awards season in early January, screenwriter Mark Boal told Gandolfini, "Leon Panetta would like your phone number because he doesn't know how to get in touch with you." The actor was surprised. "He's the head of the CIA! He can't find me? Come on, really?!" See more »
When the CIA agents are blocked by two Motorbike gun men, In the next shot we see the bike shown in the beginning (Apache) is not the same as the one in the last long shot (Hero Honda Splendor). See more »
The filmmakers wish to especially acknowledge the sacrifice of those men, women, and families who were most impacted by the events depicted in this film: the victims and the families of the 9/11 attacks; as well as the attacks in the United Kingdom; the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan; in Khobar, Saudi Arabia; and at the Camp Chapman Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan. We also wish to acknowledge and honor the many extraordinary military and intelligence professionals and first responders who have made the ultimate sacrifice. See more »
At the top of the film it makes a false claim for truth. What we get is a well constructed but highly clichéd account of one maverick woman against the might of the establishment CIA to bring down Osama Bin Laden(OBL). (in other words a Fiction)
It's amazing how a simply linear narrative can mislead. THe film is a poor attempt to make a positive case for torture. All those tortured led inevitably to the capture of OBL, with one exception: a man planted by Al Queda to mislead and blow up CIA (in a CIA base): not only ridiculous in itself, but simply another devise to paint the CIA as victims as they torture a string of people to Victory: the summary murder of OBL without a legal trial.
What does it not bother to mention? The 100,000 killed and millions displaced by the US invasion of Iraq, in the same period. And the thousand or so unconnected persons that were also tortured for no reason or illegally incarcerated without justification or due legal process.
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