• Tagline: What if someone you love…just disappeared?
• Director: Gavin Hood
• Writer: Kelley Sane
• Release Date: 10 October 2007 (USA)
• MPAA Rating: Rated R for torture/violence and language.
• Parents Guide: View content advisory for parents
• Genre: Drama | Thriller
• Runtime: 122 min
• Box Office #s: Here

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.

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Also Starring

• Omar Metwally … Anwar El-Ibrahimi
• Reese Witherspoon … Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi
• Meryl Streep … Corrine Whitman
• Peter Sarsgaard … Alan Smith


Douglas Freeman: This is my first torture.

Douglas Freeman: In all the years you’ve been doing this, how often can you say that we’ve produced truly legitimate intelligence? Once? Twice? Ten times? Give me a statistic; give me a number. Give me a pie chart, I love pie charts. Anything, anything that outweighs the fact that if you torture one person you create ten, a hundred, a thousand new enemies.