Writer-director Lawrence Malkin's thriller Five Fingers casts Ryan Philippe as Martijn, a gifted Dutch jazz pianist who flies to Morocco to set up a food assistance program. On Middle Eastern soil, however, he and his security person, Gavin (portrayed by Colm Meaney) are promptly kidnapped by terrorists, dragged to a warehouse, chained down and blindfolded. The captors promptly kill Gavin and then begin systematic attempts to extract information from the pianist (about where he obtained the money to set up the program) - by cutting off his fingers one at a time. Martijn insists on his own ignorance, though in time it becomes clear that all is not what it seems. Laurence Fishburne portrays the head terrorist, Ahmat, Said Taghmaoui his sidekick, Youseff. Malkin co-authored the script with Chad Thurman. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Started this one thinking I wasn't going to like it and after hearing Ryan Phillippe's pathetic attempt to capture a Dutch accent, was sure of it. Fortunately I stuck it out and got over the accent because this actually was a very good movie. Ignore his accent and just go with it. Worth it!
Excellent but disturbing movie. Dunno what Cristen P's problem is with the accents. I thought they were just fine and I thought the acting was just outstanding. Maybe they should have just hired actual terrorists to be properly realistic.