Monday, June 05, 2006


From writer/director Stephen Gaghan, winner of the Best Screenplay Academy Award for 'Traffic,' comes 'Syriana,' a political thriller that unfolds against the intrigue of the global oil industry. From the players brokering back-room deals in Washington to the men toiling in the oil fields of the Persian Gulf, the film's multiple storylines weave together to illuminate the human consequences of the fierce pursuit of wealth and power. As a career CIA operative (George Clooney) begins to uncover the disturbing truth about the work he has devoted his life to, an up-and-coming oil broker (Matt Damon) faces an unimaginable family tragedy and finds redemption in his partnership with an idealistic Gulf prince (Alexander Siddig). A corporate lawyer (Jeffrey Wright) faces a moral dilemma as he finesses the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies, while across the globe, a disenfranchised Pakistani teenager (Mazhar Munir) falls prey to the recruiting efforts of a charismatic cleric. Each plays their small part in the vast and complex system that powers the industry, unaware of the explosive impact their lives will have upon the world.


Being released finally in Muscat, on 7/6/2006.


ColOman said...

I did not think much of the moive. It seemed too slow and lacked any thrills or strong story line. It seemed like baseless documentary of the Arab world.

Sleepless In Muscat said...

i personally liked the movie ..

i liked it because it opened my eyes to a few things i never knew ever existed about how the world in the west (well the people in the high positions anyhow) think about the middle east and how they aim to play with us like puppets for their purposes..

i never liked the stereo typing though ...i thought well wheres the whole middl class from all of this?

you know?

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

I loved the movie...this is a great piece of film material and will open many people's eyes in the west especially to the games of the people in high places.

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira: i totally agree with you with every word you just said...