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The Citizen (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  27 September 2013 (USA)
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An Arab immigrant wins the American green card lottery, arriving in New York City on September 10, 2001.

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Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11... and the events of the September terrorist attacks forever shape the struggles he faces on his journey to capture the American dream. Inspired by true events, filmmaker Sam Kadi's feature debut is a gripping tale of courage, love, and perseverance, the qualities of a true CITIZEN. Written by monterey media inc.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief violence

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$11,655 (USA) (27 September 2013)

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$24,296 (USA) (1 November 2013)
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[first lines]
Bailiff: All rise.
Judge Hawthorne: Please be seated. Mr. Winston, you may cross-examine the witness.
Winston: Good morning. Prior to your arrival in 2001, had you made any other visits to this country?
Ibrahim: No.
Winston: Did your duties as an auto mechanic in any way necessitate relocation to the United States?
Ibrahim: Sorry, would you please repeat the question.
Winston: What brought you to this country? Why are you here?
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A great film about decency and cruelty
13 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i was deeply moved and disturbed at the same time while watching this film. it's a great film, telling the exact journey of millions immigrants who migrated to this country with so many naive and hopeful dreams. great cast and superb directing. i like the casting agency to choose a very naturally talented actor to play the main role of this film, he is very likable and so convincing from the first scene. all of the other cast also performed well and looked pretty realistic. the 9/11 disaster and its aftermaths that have changed so many peoples' lives and so many countries images are beyond any measurement can fathom. this and before this tragedy, L.A. riot and the O.J.Simpson's ridiculous trial, all damaged the great image of USA, the ridicule of the American presidency, the run-off-the-mill US military and soldiering authenticity's, their hardcore butchery and cruelty. the L.A. riot and the O.J. Simpson trial also exposed the ridiculous legal system of this democratically proud country and had further damaged this once great nation. and now, a film like this to remind all the citizens of this country not to become so mindless and ruthless to each other. it also reminds us that racial discrimination, racial bias, the hatred and animosity among all the people in America will never go away but only become more tolerate. there are so many excuses for us to act crazily and become so cruel to each other.

this film has told us something and reminded us something that we should never judge other people with different races. but it certainly a box office disaster.


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