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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.

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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.


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

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Country:

Canada | South Africa

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

14 August 2014 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Ajojahti See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Box Office

Budget:

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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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Adib: So now your following me too?
Paul: You're welcome
Paul: I care about your daughter
Adib: I wonder where you have the time?
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Soundtracks

Arabian Charm
Performed by Michael Nickolas
Written by Michael Nickolas (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Jingle Punks
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Understanding Syria
11 March 2013 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

Though this film has been negatively received as being a take-off on the TAKEN films (father looking for daughter under dire circumstances) it is a different kind of film and one written and directed by Ruba Nadda who manages to gives us a story that in many ways explains why the Syrian situation (terrifying chaos) is as it is. If for no other reason than to gain insight on what life in a country infested with many 'secret police' organizations whose drive seems to be shoot now investigate later.

Years after he left Damascus under suspicious circumstances (he was a accused of being an Israeli spy), Adib Abdel Kareem (udanese born British character actor Alexander Siddig) is comfortably at work in Toronto when he is confronted with devastating news: his eldest daughter, Muna (Jay Anstey), has gone missing in Damascus. Now Adib, who has not been back in over 30 years, must return to Syria and deal with his secret past in order to find her. Getting a Visa is the first near impossible step, but once in Jordan he calls upon his ex- fiancée Fatima (Marisa Tomei) whom Adib deserted when he escaped to Canada years ago to assist him in ploughing through the red tape and dangers to find his daughter. The Canadian ambassador Paul (Joshua Jackson) is inextricably involved as is Adib's old comrade Sayid (Oded Fehr) and the man with answers Halim (Saad Siddiqui). Inescapable is a thriller about a father's desperate search for his daughter and the chaos of the Middle East he left behind.

The film is tense and disheveled at times but that reflects the worrisome chaos of too many factions trying to assist a country who seems unable to find its core values. This is not a great film but it does offer a taste of what life must be like in war torn Syria. And for that it is worth watching.

Grady Harp


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