Documentary | Arabic, Turkish, English with English subtitles | 119 minutes
Why Stream This Documentary?
A tragic, true story that unfolds like a political thriller. As Shakespeare wrote in Julius Caesar, “I love the name of honor more than I fear death.” So goest with Jamal Khashoggi.
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 97%
- Metacritic Score: 81
- 75th Venice Film Festival, Winner, Golden Lion
- Ten Academy Award Nominations. Winner: Best Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón), Best Cinematographer (Alfonso Cuarón)
- Festivals: Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York
Best Film of 2018: Time Magazine and The New York Film Critics Circle
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Bryan Fogel’s documentary THE DISSIDENT feels essential. This is a somber piece of work; it’s not likely to cheer anyone up. But if the details of the Khashoggi case aren’t for the faint of heart, facing the facts squarely is at least somewhat cleansing. And the story of a man who put his life on the line for his ideals, it’s as bracing a narrative as any novelist could invent.
As comprehensive and sobering an account of the murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi as one could want is offered up in THE DISSIDENT. This is a documentary both tragic and poignant.
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