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Release Date: October 19th, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 19th, 2008

R|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
Isabella El-Ibrahimi (Reese Witherspoon), the wife of an Egyptian engineer, tries desperately to track down her husband after he disappears on an international flight. Meanwhile, a CIA analyst's (Jake Gyllenhaal) world spins out of control as he witnesses the engineer's unorthodox interrogation at the hands of secret police.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Alan Arkin, Peter Sarsgaard, Omar Metwally, Moa Khouas, Yigal Naor, Zineb Oukach

Director: Gavin Hood

Genres: Thriller, Mystery

Production Co: Anonymous Content

Distributors: New Line Cinema

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  • Rendition is valuable and rare. As I wrote from Toronto: "It is a movie about the theory and practice of two things: torture and personal responsibility. And it is wise about what is right, and what is wrong." show more

  • One reason to see Rendition is for Naor's stunning performance as the torturer who is the one character aware of the political and moral contradictions of what he's doing. Every time he was on screen, he commanded it. show more

  • Rendition tackles the concern in a heavy-handed thriller with simplistic characters and manipulative story lines. show more

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