Synopsis: Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.
Director(s): Richard Fleischer
Production: Tango Entertainment
118 min

Sri Lanka

Where is everybody?

They're watching.

Would you've rather remained

in England Doctor?

I would never miss England for what

you're doing for some of your friends.

Don't pay any attention to

them David. Just do your job.


They are asking permission from their

ancestors to start the medical ceremony.

We have the permission of

their ancestors.

We also have the permission of the people.

- All are in our favor. Great.

Isn't she pretty?

- Yes, Doctor.

Just thought I'd jiff into something

more comfortable. You like it?

- Yes, Smashing.

The dance isn't bad either.

- It is Ashanti tribal dance.

I was sweltering. Care to come for a swim?

There's a lake right over there.

I'd rather take photographs.

I've never seen anything like this.

They are only Senufo.

My family came from

the Ashanti tribe originally.

Much more interesting people.

Anansa, You know that you are

the worst type of doctor imaginable?

- Why?

Typical tribal chauvinist!

You always say the nicest things.

Be back in 10 minutes.

- Okay!

Bring her, Jamil!

Ansok! Help him!


Even at this very moment, my friend, Dr. Linderbi,

the airport has been officially sealed

I personally have instructed the border guards

to inspect with whole attention all

trucks crossing the frontier.


Commissioner ...

- Yes?

- Slavers.

What did you say?

- Slavers!

That's impossible ...

- There will be no slavery here!

I myself will not permit it!

I trust you to convey my authority

to the United Nations.

- 24 Dollars, half with rain water? Pay him.

Sulleiman, I have a surprise for you.

Jamil, you heard? I hope that this

time it is agreeable Bilvan.

You're great robbers, you know? All the

way to the coast no other robbers like you.

I like you, but it is undeniable

that you are robbing me.

I'll believe only when I see him.

Ansok ... up the boy, up....

- But look, you pay more for your petrol.

People have not gone up in

prices like petrol. 30 Dollars maximum!

Look Sulleiman, any other Arab,

would've paid me 200 Dollars or more!

Then deal with them.

Ansok, let's go.

It's not a surprise, it's an insult!

- Sulleiman! please Wait!

Sulleiman! Give me 50 Dollars.

me less than your rain water gasoline!

Then go elsewhere!

- Give him 30 Dollars.

I said, fifty.

- 35 to this robber!

You the filthy Arabs are swelling everything!

- Bring the boy.

Well, increase the number

of search parties then!

All right, Commissioner,

Thank you anyway. Yes. You too, Goodbye.

David, this is an old friend Captain Bradford.

- How do you do.

I have a friend to the north of here.

I informed him about your problem,

unofficially, of course.

The captain has informed the

authorities in neighbouring states.

I do not understand. Haven't the

borders being sealed?

- Come on, David.

There are only two main roads

to the east.

and 600 miles of unpatrolled


It is easy to cross the border anywhere.

Commissioner knows it.

East? Why would someone travel to the East?

- This is the slave route.

Captain, let's be realistic.

- I'm being realistic, Dr. Linderbi.

The slave-routes are littered with corpses.

Fresh ones, modern ones...

The slave trade is as old as Africa.

Since you are an Englishman,

you would know.

When your organization

sent out a questionnaire concerning

the existence of the slave trade,

over 14 nations did not even bother to reply.

All right, Captain,

where is the slave route?

Come, I'll show you.

Traditional path is along the

savannah to subsaharan countries

then to cross the Sahara itself.

- To go where?

The Red Sea.

From there, to disappear forever.

It is 3000 miles from here!

I'm leaving tonight.

David, why not wait a bit?

Maybe Commissioner has found something ?

The doctor is correct, Marshal. He won't

have a chance of finding them in the Sahara.

It is better to start now,

before they reach the desert.

He does not know Africa!

- I'll learn.

Use the organisation to

wire me of your plans.

Please stay in touch.

Everywhere you go will tell you

that the slavery is a thing of the past.

Do not believe them.

Ansok ... he watches us from above.

Well. What an animal!

Leave him alone!


- But you promised!

Bring the woman!

If you can have the woman,

why can not I have the boy?


Turn her.

Tilt her head.

You're an Ashanti?

- That's my heritage.

If you're talking about heritage,

you must be an American.

I'm a doctor!

- A convent nurse.

I'm a medical doctor!

I work for the United Nations!

You're in big trouble, aren't you?

How many languages do you speak?

- Four.

- Six.

Every country will look for me!

- Yes indeed.

So for you we have to find a

special customer, a separate market.

A separate market?

Old you are, educated ...

All that very bad.

We'll find a special market.

Like the United Nations.

How much you're worth for them I wonder?

Fifty thousand, a hundred thousand dollars?

Do you think you're

worth more than that?

Now if you let me go now, I promise that

I will not say anything to anybody.

Thanks for the offer, but

I prefer money for yourself.

Sure, thanks. Take her.

And the boy?

Boy? All right, all right ...

Ansok! I'm not in the habit of

selling damaged goods! Be gentle!

They'll hunt you for the rest of your life!

They'll never stop looking for me!

Excuse me ...

Doctor Linderbi?

Are you heading for the hotel?

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Stephen Geller

Stephen Geller (b. Los Angeles, California) is an American screenwriter and novelist. He wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's novel Slaughterhouse-Five, and has worked in the film industry in Hollywood and Europe. Geller recently directed his own independent feature, Mother's Little Helpers. Educated at Dartmouth College and Yale University, Geller moved to Rome, Italy in 1969–79 to work for the Italian producer, Dino De Laurentiis, where he wrote the screenplay for The Valachi Papers, among other films. Rome became his home for the next sixteen years. He worked in the Italian, French, British and independent film industries. He also commuted to LA, and wrote for every major studio during that period. Eventually, in 1986, he returned to Hollywood, working there for a time, but leaving eventually to found screenwriting programs at Arizona State University, and at the Boston University College of Communication. His screenwriting credits, in addition to Slaughterhouse-Five, include Ashanti, The Valachi Papers, and Warburg: A Man of Influence, and "Mother's Little Helpers." In 1997, Geller directed, co-wrote and acted in the play, "Opportunities in Zero Gravity" with his writing partner and wife, Kae Geller. This two actor, seven character play thematically wove monologues around popular cultural mythology, capitalism, and the pursuit of the American Dream. Aside from screenwriting, he has also published eleven novels and a book on screenwriting, has written several plays, and has directed both theater and film. He currently teaches Shakespeare, satire, and the personal essay at Savannah College of Art and Design. His most recent novel is A Warning of Golems. more…

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