Synopsis: One afternoon, on a typical day at work, Adib is confronted with devastating news: His eldest daughter, Muna, has gone missing in Damascus. Now Adib, who has not been back in over 20 years, must return to Syria and deal with his secret past in order to find her. Inescapable is a thriller about a father's desperate search for his daughter and the chaos of the Middle East he left behind.
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Ruba Nadda
Production: IFC Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

Two weeks ago, she's on

assignment in Greece.

And all of a sudden,

she takes a detour to Damascus.

- Without telling you.

- Without telling me.

Nothing's changed here.

We still have 15 separate

secret police agencies.

They can arrest anyone.

Taking the wrong photo,

talking to the wrong people...

You know that.

They're picking up everyone.

And if they pick her up,

they will connect her... to me.

Didn't she know about you?

I need your help.

Adib, Adib...

My daughter, Muna Abdel-Kareem,

was staying here.

I'm sorry, I was on holiday

and I have just returned.

- Well, who is in charge?

- Sir, it is the middle of the night.

Same thing.

I can't find Muna's camera.

She takes it everywhere with her.

Muna was covered?

Of course not.

Why the headscarf?

I don't know.

Shh, shh.

It's very valuable.

Where can you get scotch like this?

Very difficult.

Only the... knockoffs, really.

It's real.

You drink now.

Not as much as I'd like.

Maybe Sayid can help.

Sayid, no, he'll turn you in.

Hi, could you direct me

to the Russian embassy, please?


I'm calling from the Canadian embassy.

I'd like to leave a message

for a Mr. Ivanov, first name Detlev.

Would you tell him

that Mr. Adib Abdel-Kareem

is back in Damascus?

Adib... A-D-I-B.

Sure, I'll hold.

No, of course there's no Detlev Ivanov,

but thank you anyway.


Great, yeah, tomorrow, 6 p. m.,

the InterContinental.

It's a pleasure to meet you.

My name's Paul Ridge.

Can I get you something? Water? Tea?

- No, thank you.

- Have a seat, please.

- So, what can I help you with today?

- They didn't tell you?

No, sorry, I've been on the phone

all morning.

My daughter's gone missing here,

in Damascus.

Well, I'm sorry to hear that.

You were travelling together?

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Ruba Nadda

Ruba Nadda (born 6 December 1972) is a Canadian film director. She made several award-winning short films, including Lost Woman Story, Interstate Love Story, So Far Gone and Damascus Nights before writing and directing features I Always Come to You, Unsettled and Sabah. Her movie Cairo Time won the Best Canadian Feature Film award at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and was Best Reviewed Romance on Rotten Tomatoes for 2010. She is known for shooting feature films in very short time spans. more…

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