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Oil drives greed in Oscar-winning Traffic screenwriter Stephen Gaghan's labyrinthine sophomore directorial effort that traces the corruption of the global oil industry from the backrooms of Washington, D.C., to the petroleum-rich fields of the Middle East. Based in part on the writings of former CIA case officer Robert Baer, Syriana combines multiple storylines to explore the complexities that befall a proposed merger between two U.S. oil giants. Reform-minded Gulf country prince Nasir (Alexander Siddig) is in favor of making his nation more self-sufficient rather than U.S.-reliant, and his money-minded Western connections couldn't be less pleased. Before settling into a cushy desk job for the remainder of his career, CIA agent Bob Barnes (George Clooney) is sent on one last assignment -- to assassinate Prince Nasir and reinstate U.S. ties in the oil-rich region. Though his loyalty dictates that Barnes carry out his current mission despite lingering doubts of a previous blunder, his mission goes horribly awry when his field contact goes turncoat and Barnes becomes a CIA scapegoat. Meanwhile, up-and-coming Washington attorney Bennett Holiday (Jeffrey Wright) attempts to walk a fine line in overseeing a tenuous merger between two oil giants that's plagued with shady business dealings. Hotshot energy analyst Bryan Woodman (Matt Damon) is in talks to form a lucrative partnership with Prince Nasir, though the death of his son during a party at the prince's estate makes him question his loyalty to business over family. Back in Washington, D.C., Bennet's boss Dean Whiting attempts to undermine Prince Nasir's attempts to make his country less reliant on the U.S. dollar by planting the seeds of dissonance between the progressive prince and his money-minded younger brother Prince Meshal (Akbar Kurtha). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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auth_author2 Baer, Robert., Clooney, George., Cooper, Chris, 1951-, Damon, Matt., Desplat, Alexandre., Elswit, Robert, 1950-, Fox, Jennifer., Gaghan, Stephen., Hurt, William., Kacandes, Georgia., Munir, Mazhar., Nelson, Tim Blake., Nozik, Michael., Peet, Amanda, 1972-, Peet, Amanda., Plummer, Christopher., Siddig, Alexander, 1965-, Wright, Jeffrey.
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display_description There is less oil than the world requires, and that will make some people rich and others dead. Career CIA field operative Bob Barnes is sorting out his midcareer issues--his bosses want him quietly confined to a desk job. Bryan Woodman, an expatriate in Geneva, becomes the financial adviser to idealistic Gulf Prince Nasir. Corporate lawyer Bennett Holiday is finessing the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies. In Prince Nasir's country, meanwhile, young Pakistani laborer Wasim succumbs to the lure of radical Islam, seeking refuge from the dusty oil fields and crowded hostels in the tranquility of a madrasa. In the labyrinthine, interconnected worlds of espionage and politics, international finance and law, oil and radical Islam, motives and convictions can shape lives, or destroy them.
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title_full Syriana / Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Participant Productions ; a 4M film ; a Section Eight production ; executive producers, George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh, Ben Cosgrove, Jeff Skoll ; written and directed by Stephen Gaghan ; produced by Jennifer Fox, Michael Nozik, Georgia Kacandes, Syriana [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Participant Productions ; a 4M film ; a Section Eight production ; executive producers, George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh, Ben Cosgrove, Jeff Skoll ; written and directed by Stephen Gaghan ; produced by Jennifer Fox, Michael Nozik, Georgia Kacandes, Syriana [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Participant Productions a 4M Film, a Section Eight production ; produced by Jennifer Fox, Michael Nozik, Georgia Kacandes ; written and directed by Stephen Gaghan
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