In this modern-day Romeo and Juliet, star-crossed lovers are torn apart by cultural tensions between the East and the West. Sarah takes her American boyfriend Frank to her home country in the Arab world. After an incident during a night stroll, Frank is imprisoned by corrupt police for Sarah's murder. His quest for justice turns into a spiritual journey led by Muslim inmates, from the moderate ...
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A charming ladies' man, Frank has no intention of settling down. That's until he meets a beautiful and intelligent Arab woman, Sarah, one incandescent night. Their romance takes off and Frank decides to propose to Sarah during a journey in her home country. One night abroad, corrupt Arab police discover the couple in a compromising situation. They provoke an incident that snowballs. As the protagonists try to escape, the police open fire, accidentally killing Sarah. Fearful of an international backlash, the police frame Frank for murder, aided by a crooked American judge, with his own selfish business motives. The judge summons Frank back to the U.S. to serve his unjust sentence. Assaulted as soon as he arrives in prison, Frank is saved by his cellmate Ayman, a moderate Muslim convert who unwillingly enrolls him in the powerful gang of Muslim fundamentalists he uses for his own protection. Desperate to prove his innocence, Frank resorts to breaking out of prison to seek revenge on ...Written by
Even though the scene is set in Los Angeles, CA, the bakery scene where Frank meets Sarah is actually shot in Morocco at the Amoud bakery. Director Aziz Tazi had this place in mind while writing the script, since he grew up in Casablanca, Morocco. See more »
Frank, when you started in the mailroom 10 years ago, what did I tell you about our job? Never trust the police. Especially in foreign governments.
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I wouldn't want my name attached to this steaming pile of garbage! It's all over the place, constantly jumping back and forth in time, people are referencing things that we're not shown, but we're expected to know what they're talking about. I honestly felt like the editor accidentally cut out crucial bits of the movie and no one realized it until the movie was released.
The writing isn't the only thing that sucks; the acting is ATROCIOUS! Not even Mickey Rourke nor Erc Robert's, legends of the acting world, could save this stinker! It's a disjointed embarasment and I highly recommend saving your time and money!
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