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Rendition (2007)

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After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an ... See full summary »

Director:

Gavin Hood

Writer:

Kelley Sane
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Douglas Freeman
Reese Witherspoon ... Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi
Meryl Streep ... Corrine Whitman
Alan Arkin ... Senator Hawkins
Peter Sarsgaard ... Alan Smith
Omar Metwally ... Anwar El-Ibrahimi
Igal Naor ... Abasi Fawal
Hadar Ratzon Rotem ... Safiya (as Hadar Ratzon)
J.K. Simmons ... Lee Mayer
Simon Abkarian ... Said Abdel Aziz
Moa Khouas Moa Khouas ... Khalid El-Emin
Zineb Oukach Zineb Oukach ... Fatima Fawal
Aramis Knight ... Jeremy El-Ibrahimi
Rosie Malek-Yonan ... Nuru El-Ibrahimi
Laila Mrabti Laila Mrabti ... Lina Fawal
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Storyline

After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an American. He is apprehended when he's on his way home. The U.S. sends him to the country where the incident occurs for interrogation, which includes torture. An American C.I.A. operative observes the interrogation and is at odds whether to keep it going or to stop it. In the meantime, the man's wife raises hell to find him, but the person behind this refuses to help or give her any information. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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You don't get to torture without rendition. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for torture/violence and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [Germany]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Détention secrète See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,060,012, 21 October 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,736,045, 15 November 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,038,732
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Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Alan Arkin, and J.K. Simmons; and one Oscar nominee: Jake Gyllenhaal. See more »

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Alan Smith, working on Capitol Hill, refers to "my guy at INS." The INS ceased to exist in 2003 with the creation of the US Department of Homeland Security Citizen Immigration Services. However, it is common for older career law enforcement and others who have regularly had contact with INS over the years to refer to CIS and ICE by the former acronym (INS). See more »

Quotes

Corrine Whitman: Why don't you ask your boss how badly he really does want to stick his neck out for a terrorist.
Alan Smith: Well, he might for due process. Maybe I should have a copy of the Constitution sent to your office.
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Walking Tall
Composed and Performed by Marcel Khalife
Courtesy of Nagam Cultural Project / Nagam Records, Inc.
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Interesting but not too satisfactory
8 November 2007 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

Rendition is one of that films which analyze the political situation in the USA after September 11th.That intention is good and the film is interesting...but not too satisfactory.Let's see why.Rendition has a very slow development which,on some moments,bored me.I would have preferred some more dynamism.Also,the film tries to show so many subjects(the indoctrination of the terrorists, the Islamic fundamentalism, the intricate world of the politics, the torture and its justifications)and they are not so well developed.But,I find Rendition a good film.The performances are great.Reese Witherspoon proves her talent goes much beyond of starring in stupid romantic comedies because her performance in here is extraordinary.Jake Gyllenhaal,the brilliant Alan Arkin and the overrated Meryl Streep also bring excellent performances.Director Gavin Hood(whose previous film was the amazing Tsotsi)makes a very good and detailed work as a director.I have opposing opinions about Rendition.For one sight,it's an interesting movie with excellent performances and a very important message.But,for the other sight,it's a slow and a little bit boring movie which tries to show a lot of subjects.I think I can recommend Rendition because it has something to say.And I always appreciate that.


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