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A CIA analyst questions his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation at a secret detention facility outside the US.

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Hadar Ratzon Rotem ...
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Nuru El-Ibrahimi
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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 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 CIA 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 despite being pregnant but the person behind this refuses to help or give her any information. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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

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$27,500,000 (estimated)

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

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$9,736,045, 15 November 2007
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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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Muslims never ever saying Amen after "May the peace and blessings and glory of God, the Almighty, be upon you". See more »

Quotes

Corrine Whitman: I need a jackal, not an analyst.
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Al Insan
Written by Pat Jabbar
Performed by Maghrebika with Bill Laswell
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi Prod.
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is it ever, ever right to torture an individual
21 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw the movie yesterday and was shocked by it, but even more shocked by some of the comments I have read here. One person wrote that it was ambiguous if the victim of the torture was guilty or not--therefore... One person wrote that since he wasn't an American citizen, therefore... Some people comment that the people in the Middle East hate us and want us dead, therefore... So are we saying then that it is right to torture someone who is guilty of a crime? Are we saying it is right to torture someone who is not an American Citizen? Are we saying that it is right to torture someone who may hate us and want us dead? Are we saying that, as is written in the Geneva Convention, the Declaration of Human Rights and the Constitution of the United States that "torture is wrong, but some torture is less wrong than others?" When does it become "right" to torture? THAT is why this movie is powerful-- it is ambiguous, but not about torture. Torture is always wrong, and if we are willing to do it, even in the name of justice and "National Security" or "freedom and democracy" then we are wrong and we are evil; we are doing exactly what we are accusing our enemies of doing (and we are calling them "wrong" in the same breath.) My favorite line in the film was "if you don't want to compromise join Amnesty International." Right on.


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