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Traitor (2008)

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Action, Crime, Drama |

Traitor is a American spy thriller film, based on an idea by Steve Martin who is also an executive producer. It is written and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff. In the film, a Sudanese-American former US soldier with a background in explosives is the prime suspect in a search by an FBI Special Agent, for the bomb-maker in a string of global terror explosions aimed at civilians.

Samir Horn is an Arabic-speaking Sudanese-American and devout Muslim. His Sudanese father was killed by a car bomb when he was a child. As an adult, Samir is first seen operating as an arms dealer. While negotiating a deal with Omar in Yemen he is arrested and thrown into a Yemeni jail. Later, Samir and Omar become friends, and when Omar’s people arrange an escape, they take Samir with them. They meet Fareed, a lieutenant in the al-Nathir terrorist organization. FBI Special Agent Roy Clayton suspects Samir has been radicalized and begins tracking him.

Joining al-Nathir, Samir uses the skills he learned as a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant with the U.S. Army Special Forces to bomb the U.S. consulate in Nice, France. It is revealed that Samir is working under deep cover for a US intelligence contractor, Carter; Samir is devastated when he learns that despite Carter’s covert efforts, innocent people perished in the consulate bombing.

Impressed with Samir, Fareed introduces him to leader Nathir, who discloses a plot to place suicide bombers on 50 buses in the U.S. during Thanksgiving and instructs Samir to act as liaison to each of the al-Nathir sleeper bombers. Later, Carter unwittingly interrupts a meeting between Samir and Omar, and is killed by Omar.

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Writers: Jeffrey Nachmanoff (story & screenplay), Steve Martin (story)

Stars: Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Saïd Taghmaoui, Neal McDonough, Alyy Khan, Archie Panjabi, Raad Rawi

►Cast:

Don CheadleSamir Horn
Guy PearceRoy Clayton
Saïd TaghmaouiOmar
Neal McDonoughMax Archer
Alyy KhanFareed
Archie PanjabiChandra Dawkin
Raad RawiNathir
Hassam GhancyBashir
Mozhan MarnòLeyla (as Mozhan Marno)
Adeel AkhtarHamzi
Jeff DanielsCarter
Lorena GaleDierdre Horn
Scali DelpeyratInspector Gilles
Mehdi OrtelsbergAli (as Medhi Ortelsberg)
Abdelkader AizzouneAhmed
Mohamed ChoubiSecurity Force Captain
Farid RegraguiWadi (as Farid Ragragui)
Habib HamdaneScarecrow (as Hamdane Habibe)
Youness SardiOmar’s Crew
Joseph BeddelemOmar’s Crew
Alaa SafiOmar’s Crew (as Alaa Oumouzoune)
Tom BarnettAndrew Kelly
Simon ReynoldsTed Blake
Matt GordonSimon
P. Rodney BarnesSuicide Bomber #1
Shahla KareenSuicide Bomber #2
Ali MomenSuicide Bomber #3
Paulino NunesSuicide Bomber #4
Alexandra CastilloDark Haired Woman (as Alex Castillo)
Jeff KasselSoftware Company Manager
Mike McPhadenComputer Tech
Dani JazzarMunir
Jonathan WalkerHayes (as Jonathan Lloyd Walker)
José HeuzéAlvarez
Scott WickwareDupree
Elias ZarouIqbal
Catherine GallowayBBC Reporter
Myriam BlanckaertInspector Gilles’ Deputy
Nick AlachiotisShip Crew Member
Alex Poch-GoldinFBI Surveillance Agent
Natasha RoyTranslator #1
Yassine MamadouSamir (10 Years Old)
Omar MamadouSamir’s Father
Mostafa HniniFake Policeman (as Mostafa Hniny)
Michaël TroudeSpanish Patrolman (as Michael Troude)
Rodriguez GelosTour Group Employee (as Alfonso Rodriguez Gelos)
Ron BellBus Driver
Suzy BrackRedhead on Bicycle
David ClarkSecurity Agent
Sima FisherComputer Girl
Robert KarnTerrorist
John Rainone Jr.Business Executive
Giota TrakasBusiness woman

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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