Plot & Details
Adib Abdel Kareem (Alexander Siddig) has made the perfect life for himself in Toronto: beautiful wife, two grown daughters, great job. He is a confident man, at ease in any setting -- his Syrian background betrayed only by a slight accent and his daughters' names, Muna and Leila. Adib is a man who has successfully built a life from scratch -- a man who has left his past behind.
Until his daughter, Muna, disappears in Damascus and his past catches up to him all at once.
Twenty-five years ago, Adib, a promising young officer in the Syrian military police, suddenly left Damascus under suspicious circumstances. He left his entire life behind, including the love of his life, Fatima (Marisa Tomei). He made his way to Canada and wiped the slate clean. He never told anyone about his past.
So when his daughter Muna, a young freelance photographer, decided to visit Damascus on a whim, she had no idea what she was walking into.
As soon as he learns of her disappearance, Adib knows he is the only one who can get her out. He returns to retrace Muna's steps through Syria -- a closed and paranoid police state. He enlists the help of Fatima and then Paul, a Canadian Consular official (Joshua Jackson) who knows more than he lets on.
In order to find his daughter, he must confront the past that he left behind.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 90min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 02/22/2013
- DVD Release Date: 07/02/2013
- Distributor(s): Alliance Films (Canada), IFC Films (USA), Myriad Pictures
- Director(s): Ruba Nadda
- Starring: Alexander Siddig , Marisa Tomei , Joshua Jackson , Jay Anstey , Oded Fehr
- Themes: Missing Persons,Coming Home
- Tone: Tense
- Keywords: Canadian [nationality], Syria, embassy, missing-person, protest
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (02-22-2013),Canada - Limited (09-14-2012)
- Language: Arabic,English