Traitor

Traitor

Jeffrey Nachmanoff (2008)

109min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Don Cheadle stars in this terrorist thriller written and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, who also penned The Day after Tomorrow. Cheadle plays Samir Horn, an American Muslim and former Special Forces agent imprisoned in Yemen for moving explosives into the Middle East. Along with fellow inmate and member of the al-Nathir terrorist group Omar (Saïd Taghmaoui), Horn escapes and flees to France. On his arrival, he is introduced to other al-Nathir operatives and becomes involved in their activities, eventually being asked to lead an operation to blow-up civilian coaches in the US. With an outstanding central performance from Cheadle and a strong supporting cast that includes Guy Pearce as an FBI agent on the group's trail, this solidly directed, intelligent film ends up being quite a nail-biter.

Summary

Two FBI agents track a Sudanese-born, former US Special Forces operative who is caught selling explosives to known terror suspects. However, their investigation reveals all is not necessarily as it seems as a web of lies and deceit hides the apparent traitor's true motives. Thriller, starring Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Said Taghmauoi and Neal McDonough.

Cast & Crew

Samir Horn Don Cheadle
Roy Clayton Guy Pearce
Omar Said Taghmaoui
Max Archer Neal McDonough
Fareed Mansour Alyy Khan
Chandra Dawkin Archie Panjabi
Nathir Raad Rawi
Bashir Hassam Ghancy
Director Jeffrey Nachmanoff
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Other Information

Language: English, Arabic +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Momentum PicturesAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 27 Mar 2009
Drama