Film Review | Inescapable starring Alexander Siddig

inescapable dvd cover Siddig plays a man who had left his entire life in Syria behind in order to disappear to Toronto and start a new one. In Canada he is happily married with two daughters, but has never told them the secrets of his past: his military job, his father who was in charge of the mosque, or his beautiful fiance who was left to wonder if he was dead or alive. It is not until his eldest daughter, a photographer, secretly travels to Damascus to learn about that past and goes missing that those secrets start to matter.

This was an interesting movie. It is not the first daughter-kidnapped, father goes to rescue movie out there, but it does a great job showing how the father’s past was an essential part of the kidnapping. This means it is not the same story as Taken (2008). This film will give a few lessons to a novice about Syrian political history and government while not drowning you in war and facts. The acting is solid and character relationships are realistic. It’s a foreign film in English. If you’re looking for a bit of suspense and a quick travel to the Middle East without being emotionally drained, check out Inescapable from a library near you.


About amy de simone
Amy is an active volunteer, traveler and photographer. She is interested in art, libraries, museums and nonprofits. She holds an M.A. in Library & Information Studies and a B.A. in Italian Language & Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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