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Inescapable -- Years after he left Damascus under suspicious circumstances, Adib Abdel Kareem must confront what he left behind when his daughter goes missing.

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Release Date:
14 August 2014 (United Arab Emirates) See more »
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Tagline:
You can never escape your past.
Plot:
Years after he left Damascus under suspicious circumstances, Adib Abdel Kareem must confront what he left behind when his daughter goes missing. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Excellent, thoughtful, fun See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alexander Siddig ... Adib

Joshua Jackson ... Paul

Marisa Tomei ... Fatima

Oded Fehr ... Sayid

Saad Siddiqui ... Halim
Fadia Nadda ... Lingerie Girl

Bonnie Lee Bouman ... Emily
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Anstey ... Muna

Sean Redpath ... Ibrahim

Directed by
Ruba Nadda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ruba Nadda 

Produced by
Elliott Borkum .... associate producer
Darren Cameron .... line producer
Kirk D'Amico .... executive producer
Daniel Iron .... producer
Kweku Mandela .... co-producer
Fadia Nadda .... associate producer
Aeschylus Poulos .... co-producer
Lance Samuels .... producer
Mark Slone .... executive producer
Christine Vachon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Geo Höhn 
Jim Petrak 
 
Cinematography by
Luc Montpellier 
 
Film Editing by
Teresa Hannigan 
 
Casting by
Bonnie Lee Bouman 
 
Production Design by
Bobby Cardoso  (as Bobby Cardosa)
 
Art Direction by
Sheona Mitchley 
 
Set Decoration by
Henrietta Moutinho 
 
Makeup Department
Marie Hildebrandt .... makeup artist
Nadine Prigge .... makeup and hair designer
 
Production Management
Anna Walton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wendy Croad .... second assistant director
Daniel J. Murphy .... first assistant director
Fadia Nadda .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Elek Baloyi .... assistant stand-by
Nhlanhla Bhengu .... on set art director
Jimmy Davies .... action vehicles
Hennie Lourens .... set dresser
Zuko Manqina .... assistant stand-by
Sifiso Mjiyako .... swing gang
Sydney Molele .... swing gang
Sizwe Nkosi .... swing gang
Mduduzi Ntshingila .... swing gang
Nagham Osman .... art department assistant
Talia Day Pieterse .... set dresser
Pete Smith .... armourer
Cindy Solea .... scenic artist
Sasha Stylianou .... scenic artist
Tashi Stylianou .... scenic artist
Willem Van Deventer .... graphic designer
Doret Van Jaarsveld .... props master
Anthony Viviers .... set builder
 
Sound Department
Steph Carrier .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Higley .... adr mixer: New York
Krystin Hunter .... assistant sound editor
James Hyde .... adr recordist
Nico Louw .... sound mixer
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
David McCallum .... supervising sound editor
Steve Medeiros .... sound effects editor
Brent Pickett .... dialogue editor
Graham Rogers .... assistant re-recording mixer
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Stunts
Nabeel Khan .... stunt performer
Jono Marcus .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexander Bayne .... assistant camera
Thomas Brown .... first assistant camera
Fadia Nadda .... still photographer
Zaan Wienand .... grip
 
Casting Department
Candice Smith .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicole De Jager .... costume stand-by
Winni Dlamini .... seamstress (as Winnie Prudence Dlamini)
Nadia Kruger .... costume mistress
Zanele Mhlanga .... costume stand-by
Osias Mindaweni .... costume assistant (as Osias Nene Mndaweni)
Nonhlanhla Edna Sikhosana .... costume assistant
Vheke Van Der Merwe .... first assistant costume
 
Editorial Department
Darcy Arthurs .... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor
Rob Gyorgy .... digital intermediate editor
 
Music Department
Jody Colero .... music supervisor
Christine Leslie .... music licensing
 
Transportation Department
Issa Inussa .... driver: artist trailer
Piet Leboyi .... driver: cast
Vukile Lekubu .... driver: cast
Freddy Mafuvha .... driver: crew
Regis Landry Makaya-Mbouity .... driver: artist trailer
Patrick Makhuvele .... driver: make up truck
Sydney Masiteng .... driver: cast
David Mbenze .... transport captain
Seiso Mokakale .... driver: crew
Ernest Nti .... driver: cast
Isgak Samaai .... driver: artist trailer
Albert Sandani .... driver: make up truck
Phillip Sibiya .... driver: SA cast
Johannes Thejane .... driver: camera truck
Richard Ushe .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Cynthia Amsden .... unit publicist
Francie Brown .... dialect coach: Ms. Tomei
Cynthia Swartz .... publicist
 
Thanks
Larissa Giroux .... thanks
 

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Rated R for some violence and brief language
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93 min
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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, thoughtful, fun, 7 October 2012
Author: Jawsphobia from Toronto, Ontario

I was very pleased to see this movie was willing to bring the action, as good as Ruba Nadda's romantic-leaning films Cairo Time and Sabah were. But where this film about a father who flies to a dangerous land to rescue his daughter from an unknown threat is different from Taken is that the hero is flesh and blood and approaches the problem in a civilized way first and by the time there is fighting we can feel a sense of consequence.

It has been said that the movie starts off fast. It starts as it should and as I reflected afterwards it avoids stock shots of a plane taking off and gives the impression of travel with aerial shot of a road the hero is riding along in a car. Cinematic short-hand. At the same time, it manages to avoid scenes that would be obvious beats in a lesser movie, like the panic of the mother upon learning of the crisis. Instead we see the moment before, as she watches her husband on the phone preparing to make the trip and confront the problem. There is just enough of the Canadian wife in this movie, considering that she would not compete with Marisa Tomei who "blends" into her environment and feels authentic. Even to the end I am thinking I hope Tomei's character makes out alright.

Alexander Siddig is not playing a super human but someone who is willing to face the worst and some real consequences to find his daughter. Joshua Jackson as a Canadian embassy guy manages to show several divergent aspects of his role without falling into any traps that would be central to a lesser movie with similar layers. Had Siddig been playing a typical action hero, he would have to cross a line into sociopath to clear away all the bad guys at once. He gets some good shots in and we can cheer for him, and one secret police figure is especially smug and needs to be killed but the way this film arrives at what has to happen is to take a left turn into character-motivated choices that are refreshing for the genre. Where there is tension, we are absolutely rooted in the reality of the moment by Siddig's expression. This is real for him and for us.

I have read a comment/review here on IMDb by one "A P" that seems to be a screaming stream of lies, one after the other. I contest his claim that people walked out during the TIFF screening. The movie grabs your attention and Siddig has a strong presence. There is a reason for every scene and not a moment is wasted. Any politics I took for granted. One villain is identified as Israeli but even he is redeemed. This is not a political tract. As I watched the story unfold as a Caucasian Canadian male I looked at the cultural aspect as colour that Ruba brings but the concept of a hero's descent into a special and dangerous world is one that we know and accept as classic myth. I had no problem identifying with Siddig's character, often called "Mr. Toronto" by an innkeeper in the film, and seeing it through his eyes. I am stunned by the current low numerical rating this movie has on IMDb and I trust that the more people see it the more the rating will improve. I noticed in a TIFF guide or other such publication Inescapable was misidentified as a romance. There is a restrained and heartbreaking lost love woven through the story, but it is a thriller that is correctly paced and set- up. It has action, though the build up is half the entertainment. I highly recommend seeing this movie.

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