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Movie reviews for Five fingers

This is a strange film regarding depicting abduction of Westerners and terrorism, it plays all the cards of the nightmare of Westerners being abducted for no apparent reason, taken to a dingy location, blindfolded of course and told to give them information which the foreigner pleads does not know what on earth they are talking about.

It stars Ryan Phillipe(Crash) as the seemingly good natured Dutchman Martijn(his dutch accent is flawless) with a Moroccan girlfriend Saadia played by Touriya Haoud going to Morocco to setup a food aide programme, to help her people.
Along with Gavin played by Colm Meaney(Star Trek The Next Generation) as his happy-go-lucky tour guide, instead of making the necessary contacts to setup his food programme, they are unceremoniously abducted in a bus in Morocco, drugged, and when Ryan Philippe wakes up, he is confronted by Ahmat played by the magnificent Laurence Fishburne(Morpheous in the Matrix), who proceeds at first to toy with him by having him play chess before going to other means to extract his information. His African accent is spot on, and along with his associate Aicha played by Gina Torres(Firefly), with an equally impressive African accent, they proceed to go about extracting information by the uneasy methods of the film title.

The acting is brilliant, and you feel for the poor dutch fellow who has been abducted unnecessarily when he was only looking to start up a food programme to help the people of Morocco, the torture scenes are not for the faint hearted, and you will wince in a few scenes, and you can no doubt guess from the title that each appendage has in store for it some gruesome scenes.

The menacing Ahmat(Laurence Fishburne) in Five fingers

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