Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Don Cheadle Traitor

Cheadle in a Surveillance look at Traitors in War on Terror.
Title: Traitor
Starring: Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Said Tagmaoui
Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Runtime: 114 Mins

Release date: 23rd January 2009

As a young boy, Samir Horn (Don Cheadle) witnesses his Islamic cleric father being killed in a car bomb while living in Khartoum, Sudan. Samir ends up a ‘terrorist’ bomb expert in Afghanistan war against Russia. He later sells bombs to Yemeni ‘terrorists’ till he gets busted by FBI agents Roy Clayton (Guy Pearce) and Max Archer (Neal McDonough).

Born in Sudan and brought up in Chicago Samir Horn is considered a traitor by the Americans who recruited him as a CIA undercover and the ‘Terrorists’ who considered him a brother.

Traitor is a philosophical movie taking a surveillance watch on the war on terror and every means employed to win it. During war every mean, orthodox and off the record have to be used to win.

The ‘terrorists’ and agents have to know to whom they are answerable to; God or Patriotism. In the war of terror there are fanatics and opportunists.

The CIA takes opportunity on Samir Horns’ Islamic believe and plants him as a mole with ‘terrorists’. A religious fanatic Omar’s (Said Tagmaoui) faith in Jihad is exploited by Fareed (Alyy Khan) for business end. Every religion hangs on an axis that’s why fanaticism bounds.

That’s why when 30 terrorists make their way to a bus terminus in US and a bomb kill 8 people at US embassy in Marseilles, France.

A CIA agent is holed up as a terrorist in a Yemeni prison and a young jihadist is found dead in a French Muslim ghetto.

Or when the FBI is trying to solve a bomb blast orchestrated by the CIA then there is a traitor.

An informer in the FBI linking bombers with classified materials or a ‘terrorist’ bomb expert working as an undercover agent.

Then the traitor lies in a fulcrum to be weighed by the audience.

Traitor has earned 5 nominations including Cheadle as the best actor with Said in best Image.

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