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Please be seated. Mr. Winston, you may cross-examine the witness.
Good morning. Prior to your arrival in 2001, had you made any other visits to this country?
Did your duties as an auto mechanic in any way necessitate relocation to the United States?
Sorry, would you please repeat the question.
What brought you to this country? Why are you here?
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Just your run-of-the-mill, feel-good, do-good Hollywood presentation where everybody is such an incredibly good Samaritan and the only bad guys are the psychopaths running the US government (only when a Republican is President though, otherwise they all become good Samaritans too, get Nobel prizes, etc.)
Such simplistic movies distorting the truth are bad enough when they are made by Americans who can be seen as entitled to criticize their own government, however blatantly wrong they may be, but it leaves a sour taste in the mouth coming from a Syrian director...
P.S. The European intelligentsia will love this movie! I am surprised it didn't win the Golden Palm in Cannes...
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