Rendition is a
modern classic drama/thriller by director Gavin Hood who puts
together a star studded cast which includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese
Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard, Alan Arkin and Meryl Streep that is
based on actual events of the CIA's rendition protocol.
rendition protocol was created to detain suspected terrorists by the
United States government which allowed them to transport these
suspects to other countries in order to gain information from them.
Unfortunately this information was generally "tortured out" from the victims
and there was dubious doubts as to the whether the information was
accurate or were they trying to appease their captors.
The movie Rendition revolves around a suspected Egyptian-American terrorists who
disappears on a flight from Cape Town to Washington DC. With no
contact from her husband, his wife (Reese Witherspoon) takes matters
into her own hand and through the help of a college friend who works
for a Senator attempts
to locate her husband.
Without spoiling the film as there is quite
an interesting twist at the end which I could not foresee, Gavin
Hood does an amazing job at directing this movie as four different
stories are told which all link together. It's a truly engaging,
gripping and disturbing movie from the start which shows the human courage
of the characters involved. Brilliant video and audio quality, the
DVD features a great documentary on true events of Rendition and
also some in-depth commentary by the director Gavin Hood.