Traitor

Synopsis: Samir Horn is a former soldier, a devout Muslim, and U.S. citizen in the Middle East selling bomb detonators to Islamic radicals. He joins their cause as both the FBI and a rogue CIA agent track him. Horn escapes a Yemeni prison, goes underground in France where he proves his abilities, and is sent to the United States to choreograph a simultaneous and multiple terror attack. Will the intelligence agencies talk to each other, and can Horn be stopped?
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Production: Overture Films
  5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Metacritic:
60
Rotten Tomatoes:
64%
PG-13
Year:
2008
114 min
$23,501,463
Website
205 Views


We go now. Where your friend?

He's outside taking a piss.

He'll be right back.

Gun no good. You give me.

No. It's a very good gun.

Give me your gun.

You understand?

I understand.

I'm just not giving you my gun.

Give him the gun, Archer.

You're kidding, right?

Every 12-year-old in this country

is carrying a Kalashnikov.

Exactly why your pea shooter

ain't worth shit.

Give it to him.

Where are you from?

All over.

But I was born in Sudan.

Your English is very good.

So is yours.

What is your business here?

Ahmed asked me to come.

He didn't tell me.

I can't negotiate like this.

Negotiate what?

I have six crates of Semtex,

custom-built detonators,

in my truck.

Are you interested?

Please...

sit down.

I can also show you how to use them

without blowing yourself up.

Unintentionally, that is.

Unintentionally.

That's funny.

Samir.

Ahmed.

He was just about to.

What was that all about?

The captain was impressed with the SIG.

I told him he could keep it.

My gun?

You gave him my gun?

A small gesture of good will

goes a long way in this part of the world.

Shukran. Let's go.

Come on! Come on!

Hello, Mr. Horn,

I'm Special Agent Clayton, FBI.

This is Agent Archer.

FBI?

Since when does the FBI

operate in Yemen?

We don't.

We have no authority here.

You're under Yemeni custody.

Bad fucking news for you.

If you're willing to help us,

we may be able to help you.

You're gonna help me

with no authority?

They listen to us a touch closer

when it comes to terrorism.

Oh, I'm a terrorist?

I don't know. You tell me.

You been selling them explosives?

Oh, I sell to whoever

can afford to buy.

Like the United States government.

Only ours don't kill

innocent people.

Oh, yeah, they do, genius.

People just usually have darker skin.

Let's skip the political debate.

We just want to know

where the Semtex was headed.

I don't know.

I didn't ask.

But you knew where it came from.

Yeah. It fell off the back of a truck.

Answer the question.

You need to take

some lessons from the locals.

Ohh!

Let me talk to him.

Sorry. Must have forgotten

my Bill of Rights at home.

It's clear to me

that you're not a fanatic, Samir.

An opportunist perhaps,

but not a fanatic.

So consider this opportunity.

You have an American passport,

which means I can get you out of here.

But I do need an answer.

You want to spend

the rest of your life here, in Yemen?

You go right ahead.

But you and I both know

that I'm likely to be

the last friendly face

you're gonna see for a very long time.

I don't have anything

to say to you.

The only difference

between you and him

is he knows he's an asshole.

Why don't you just go home,

Agent Clayton.

- Nice guy.

- You shouldn't have hit him.

- He deserved it.

- That's not the point.

You get a suspect to talk

by pushing his buttons,

not by letting him push yours.

Nobody ever teach you that?

You are a traitor.

You sold us out.

Then why am I in here with you?

Allahu Akbar.

Allahu Akbar.

Allahu Akbar.

Eh, eh, eh.

You understand me?

Do you understand me?

Mmm.

Ah, forget Allah.

They cracked the encryption

on that satphone

you guys found in Yemen.

Check out the call log.

It correlates exactly

with the Al-Nathir bombings.

Rome, Berlin, Amsterdam.

Where did the calls go?

Payphones located in largely

immigrant, Muslim neighborhoods.

What have you found

on Samir Horn?

No criminal record.

I searched NCIC,

state and local databases.

Nothing so far.

Well, check with the military liaison, too.

He sure as shit didn't learn

to put detonators together in high school.

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Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Jeffrey Nachmanoff (born March 9, 1967) is an American screenwriter and director. He wrote the screenplay for the 2004 blockbuster film The Day After Tomorrow. He wrote and directed Traitor, which was released on August 27, 2008. His commercially most successful films have been The Day After Tomorrow, which grossed US$544 million, and The Tourist, which grossed US$278 million. more…

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