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Infidel (2019)

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An American man, played by Jim Caviezel, is kidnapped after a friend invites him to Cairo to speak out about recent militant uprisings. His wife heads to the city after hearing the news, determined to get him back.

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Cyrus Nowrasteh

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Cyrus Nowrasteh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... Doug Rawlins
Claudia Karvan ... Liz Rawlins
Hal Ozsan ... Ramzi
Stelio Savante ... Pierre Barthes
Isabelle Adriani ... Maria Landi
Bijan Daneshmand ... Dr. Hossein Tehrani
Terence Mavnard Terence Mavnard ... Cameron Dell
Aly Kassem ... Javid
Habeeb Abu Farrash Habeeb Abu Farrash ... Macio
Ahmad Salah Ahmad Salah ... Mosul
Leila Arabi Leila Arabi ... Fariba
Ibrahim Abu Anzeh Ibrahim Abu Anzeh ... Fereydoun
Rami Delshad Rami Delshad ... Abolhassan
Ramez Sroudji Ramez Sroudji ... Dawood
Hamzeh Shaker Mahadin Hamzeh Shaker Mahadin ... Hamid (as Hamzeh Mahadin)
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An outspoken American journalist, Jim Caviezel, is kidnapped by the Iranian regime while giving talks in Cairo, Egypt. He is then taken to the Middle East and put on trial for erroneous charges. His wife, a State Department official, tries to use her influence to get the American government involved so that they get her husband back. But she soon realizes that the American government will not get involved. So, she is forced to go to the Middle East to search for him by herself. Written by Johnny Presberg

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Rated R for violence and language

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This is Cyrus Nowrasteh's second movie which deals with Iranian corruption and the problems within Iran. See more »

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As Ramzi is dying Doug leans over and holds Ramzi. Ramzi dies with his eyes open, Doug uses his hand to close Ramzi's eyes but the actor closes his eyes before Doug's hand touches his eye lids. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ramzi: [preparing the firing squad] Repent, brother. Accept Allah's words, and proclaim Muhammad as his messenger.
Doug Rawlins: [no]
Ramzi: Should've spoken to you more about martyrdom. If I had, you'd be laughing at these fuckers.
[pointing at the executioners]
Ramzi: You'd be saying, "Through you, I gain entrance into paradise." We're not afraid to die. That's why we're gonna win.
Doug Rawlins: I'm not afraid, either. Do your job.
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Referenced in Huckabee: Jim Caviezel (2020) See more »

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Play stupid games ... win stupid prizes.
11 November 2020 | by EntheogenesisSee all my reviews

The fact this is a film with an agenda ... doesn't make what it has to say untrue.

If you go to Cairo as a high-profile Christian blogger ... and effectively "preach Christianity" to a massive TV audience of diehard Muslims ... don't be surprised when your life suddenly takes a rapid turn for the worse. LOL.

Having said that, this is a film worth watching, not so much for the mains (turning in occasionally hammy or contrived performances), but for the concept overall, and particularly the performances of supporting characters such as "Ramzi."

The harshness and lawlessness of the Middle-East felt real (if a little cliched in places) ... but you are left in no doubt as to the eternal divides which exist between the (primarily) Judeo-Christian culture of the West ... and its counterparts of radical Islam elsewhere.

In short, if these themes interest you ... the film is worth checking out.


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Release Date:

18 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,384,296, 20 September 2020

Gross USA:

$4,051,990

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,051,990
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