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Years after he left Damascus under suspicious circumstances, Adib Abdel Kareem must confront what he left behind when his daughter goes missing.


Ruba Nadda


Ruba Nadda





Credited cast:
Alexander Siddig ... Adib
Joshua Jackson ... Paul
Marisa Tomei ... Fatima
Oded Fehr ... Sayid
Saad Siddiqui ... Halim
Fadia Nadda Fadia Nadda ... Lingerie Girl
Bonnie Lee Bouman ... Emily
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Anstey ... Muna
Emile Hager ... Naguib
Danny Keough Danny Keough ... Delique
Sean Redpath Sean Redpath ... Ibrahim


One afternoon, on a typical day at work, Adib is confronted with devastating news: His eldest daughter, Muna, has gone missing in Damascus. Now Adib, who has not been back in over 20 years, must return to Syria and deal with his secret past in order to find her. Inescapable is a thriller about a father's desperate search for his daughter and the chaos of the Middle East he left behind. Written by Ruba Nadda

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You can never escape your past.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Canada | South Africa


English | Arabic

Release Date:

14 August 2014 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Ajojahti See more »


Box Office


CAD 4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,545, 22 February 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,063, 3 March 2013
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Adib: I have an asshole following me around asking about photos... is he one of yours?
Adib: I'm not the same man you chased away all those years ago... find my daughter
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"Spiegel im Spiegel
Written by Arvo Pärt
Performed by Dietmar Schwalke and Alexander Malter
(p) ECM Records 1999
Used by courtesy of ECM Records
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No Sense of Authenticity
1 March 2013 | by ssfreedmSee all my reviews

It's a shame that this movie is a mess, as we rarely see movies set in Syria, especially now with the political upheaval taking place there. Despite an admirable attempt in terms of production design to recreate a Damascus atmosphere, there is no sense of authenticity. Two great actors (Siddig and Tomei) are wasted on a clunky plot (mostly lifted from TAKEN, but without any of the excitement), and even clunkier direction. If it weren't for those two talents the movie would be completely unwatchable. And the music is just too emphatic, as if to cover up for the lack of genuine mystery and thrill. It's like blowing smoke in your eyes. I haven't seen the other movies that this director has made, but I understand that she is better at handling love stories. Perhaps she should stick to that instead of this cliché-ridden enterprise.

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