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In Morocco to assist with the creation of a food charity, a Dutchman is abducted by a terrorist.

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Laurence Malkin
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Credited cast:
Mimi Ferrer ... Dutch Woman
Laurence Fishburne ... Ahmat
Touriya Haoud ... Saadia
Isa Hoes ... Mother
Antonie Kamerling ... Policeman
Colm Meaney ... Gavin
Ryan Phillippe ... Martijn
Anton Sinke Anton Sinke ... The Donor
Saïd Taghmaoui ... Dark Eyes
Gina Torres ... Aicha
Delilah van Eijck Delilah van Eijck ... Waitress
Jeroen Zuidwijk Jeroen Zuidwijk ... Dutch Man
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Storyline

While traveling to Morocco to initiate a food program of his own to help poor kids, the Dutch Martijn is kidnapped by a group of terrorists and his guide Gavin is executed in cold blood in front of him. Along the days, Martijn is tortured by a Muslin man and Aicha and looses four fingers. In the end, the truth about his travel is finally disclosed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When a single act can change the fate of nations, who would you betray?

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for torture, violence and language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2006 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó leheletig See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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When Martijn flails around trying to get free he bends one of the chair legs. Later when Aicha helps him up, the chair is no longer damaged. See more »

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When the brute starts his countdown, there are still three minutes left on the chess-clock. See more »

Quotes

Martijn: Wow. An American that thinks the way that I do. That is someone I have to meet.
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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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Great suspense, and realistic portrayal of how torture is used.
10 April 2006 | by silvamaize1000See all my reviews

I came to this movie not knowing much about the plot apart from the basic tag line. What a surprise then that this movie has turned out to be such an informative and very realistic exposition of how the use of terror and torture is utilised in todays world.

Fishburne and Phillipe as the two main characters locked in a battle of mind and will power turn in an excellent performance, as do the supporting characters. The story starts swiftly and almost from the beginning the tension is notched up, and with each twist and turn the movie continues to question who really is the good guy in all of this, if indeed there could be one. In fact this movie, if watched with an open mind can dispel so many stereotypical views about Muslims, the war on terror and what governments and organisations are doing in its name. At the very least its a great social commentary and talking point on the use of rendition and torture and its lack of moral standing in a so called civilised world.

In closing, one can say that the movie literally sucks the viewer in to the drama and never lets go until the credits are rolling. By this time you are bound to be left with very interesting questions, the answers for which are quite literally open ended. Even with all the tension created this movie never loses sight of the political commentary and therefore makes this a thinking persons Hostel or Saw. Well worth watching!


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