Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: September 14, 2012 - Toronto - September 14, 2012 - Toronto
Expands starting September 21

DVD: February 12, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 4.33
based on 42 votes and 12 reviews
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Cast: Alexander Siddig, Marisa Tomei, Joshua Jackson, Saad Siddiqui


Adib Abdel Kareem (Alexander Siddig) did the impossible. He escaped Syria before the Arab Spring began to take hold, and built himself the perfect life in Toronto. With a wife and two grown daughters, no one would have suspected that he came from such a haunted past. But his new life did not come without consequences, as Adib had to leave the love of his life, Fatima (Marisa Tomei), behind.

When his eldest daughter, Muna, suddenly disappears in Damascus, he knows he is the only one who can save her, forcing him to return to his homeland again. Once in Syria, he enlists the help of Fatima and a Canadian Consular official (Joshua Jackson). Although he seems helpful at first, the man turns out to know more about the situation than he initially lets on.

With the odds stacked against him, Adib must now face his sordid past as a young military policeman—putting everything on the line, he risks his life for the sole purpose of trying to save his daughter's.

Director: Ruba Nadda
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Daniel Iron, Lance Samuels
Screenplay: Ruba Nadda

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  • 4 stars "I enjoyed this movie. It has the same sort of premise as TAKEN, but with more realistic, real-world flow of events - almost as if things would unfold if an average father - vs a quasi-super-power dad (TAKEN) were to be in the role. It has banal moments, dumb luck, dead-ends, redundancy and frustration (while keeping your attention and entertaining you) in the same way this would happen in real life, if I may say so myself."
  • 1 star "Poor movie, extremely slow build up and poor acting"
  • 1 star "I`m amazed that so many people gave this movie a good rating i found it to be very poor the acting was OK but the writing was terrible. i understand people like different things than me but it blows my mind that so many people gave this a 5 star..."