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Syriana

Rating:R (for violence and language)
Genre:Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:November 23, 2005
Running time:123 minutes
Cast:George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Amanda Peet, Tim Blake Nelson
Director:Stephen Gaghan
Producer:George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Nozik
Writer:Stephen Gaghan, Robert Baer
Distributor:Warner Bros. Pictures

Description: From the players brokering back-room deals in Washington to the men toiling in the oil fields of the Persian Gulf, a political thriller with multiple storylines that weave together showing the human consequences of the fierce pursuit of wealth and power. As a career CIA operative begins to uncover the disturbing truth about the work he has devoted his life to, an up-and-coming oil broker faces an unimaginable family tragedy and finds redemption in his partnership with an idealistic Gulf prince. A corporate lawyer 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 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.

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