Syriana (2005)

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  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2005-11-23
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 1301 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 8min
  • Language: العربية
  • Production Company: Participant
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Stephen Gaghan
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The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy analyst, experiences both personal tragedy and opportunity during a visit with Arabian royalty. Meanwhile, veteran CIA agent Bob Barnes uncovers an assassination plot with unsettling origins.

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  • George Clooney

    as Bob Barnes
  • Matt Damon

    as Bryan Woodman
  • Jeffrey Wright

    as Bennett Holiday
  • Chris Cooper

    as Jimmy Pope
  • Amanda Peet

    as Julie Woodman
  • William Hurt

    as Stan
  • Christopher Plummer

    as Dean Whiting
  • Alexander Siddig

    as Prince Nasir Al-Subaai
  • Kayvan Novak

    as Arash
  • Amr Waked

    as Mohammed Sheik Agiza
  • Robert Foxworth

    as Tommy Barton
  • Nicky Henson

    as Sydney Hewitt
  • Nicholas Art

    as Riley Woodman
  • Steven Hinkle

    as Max Woodman
  • Daisy Tormé

    as Rebecca
  • Peter Gerety

    as Leland "Lee" Janus
  • Richard Lintern

    as Bryan's Boss
  • Mazhar Munir

    as Wasim Khan
  • Jocelyn Quivrin

    as Vincent
  • Shahid Ahmed

    as Saleem Ahmed Khan
  • Bikram Singh Bhamra

    as Pakistani Translator
  • Roger Yuan

    as Chinese Engineer
  • Jamey Sheridan

    as Division Chief
  • Randall Boffman

    as Distinguished Gentleman #1
  • Max Minghella

    as Robby Barnes
  • Nadim Sawalha

    as Emir Hamed Al-Subaai
  • Akbar Kurtha

    as Prince Meshal Al-Subaai
  • Sonnell Dadral

    as Farooq
  • Tim Blake Nelson

    as Danny Dalton
  • Mark Strong

    as Mussawi
  • Badria Timimi

    as Nasir's Wife
  • Viola Davis

    as CIA Chairwoman
  • Ozzie Yue

    as Chinese Oil Executive
  • Donna Mitchell

    as Pat Janus
  • David Clennon

    as Donald
  • Susan Allenback

    as Paralegal #1
  • Katherine Hoskins Mackey

    as Paralegal
  • Linda E. Williams

    as Paralegal
  • Susan Duvall

    as Assistant at CIA
  • Bahar Soomekh

    as Yassi (uncredited)
  • Susan Halsey Singer

    as Mother (uncredited)
  • Elena Rosa

    as CIA Operations Specialist (uncredited)
  • Lauren Minite

    as Restaurant Girl (uncredited)
  • Anna George

    as Reza's Sister (uncredited)
  • Wendy Kush

    as Witness (uncredited)
  • Mike Monroe

    as Lawyer (uncredited)
Directing Stephen Gaghan Director
Production Jennifer Fox Producer
Production Georgia Kacandes Producer
Production Michael Nozik Producer
Sound Alexandre Desplat Original Music Composer
Camera Robert Elswit Director of Photography
Editing Tim Squyres Editor
Production Estelle Crottaz Casting
Production Avy Kaufman Casting
Production Lora Kennedy Casting
Production Lucinda Syson Casting
Art Dan Weil Production Design
Writing Stephen Gaghan Screenplay
Writing Robert Baer Book
Costume & Make-Up Louise Frogley Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Waldo Sanchez Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Kay Georgiou Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Christine Beveridge Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Barry R. Koper Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Marilyn MacDonald Makeup Artist
Art Jana Chovancova Art Department Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up John Casey Costume Supervisor
Directing Mary Cybulski Script Supervisor
Sound Julie Feiner Sound Editor
Sound Vanessa Lapato Sound Editor
Sound Jeena M. Phelps Sound Editor
Sound Jeff Sawyer Sound Editor
Sound Larry Blake Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Larry Blake Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Petur Hliddal Sound mixer
Visual Effects Eric Durst Visual Effects Supervisor
Sound Nick Vidar Music Editor
Crew Steve Dent Stunt Coordinator
Camera Sidney Ray Baldwin Still Photographer
Camera François Duhamel Still Photographer
Camera Ken Regan Still Photographer
Camera Glen Wilson Still Photographer
Camera Colin Anderson Steadicam Operator
Camera Colin Anderson Camera Operator
Art Jan Pascale Set Decoration
Art Olivia Bloch-Lainé Set Decoration
Production George Clooney Executive Producer
Production Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Production Steven Soderbergh Executive Producer
Production Elizabeth Kirk Associate Producer
Production Shannon Lail Associate Producer
Production Sarah Bradshaw Associate Producer
Production Ben Cosgrove Executive Producer
Production Patrick Tendai Pfupajena Production Assistant
Camera Jasmine Yuen Carrucan Second Assistant "A" Camera
Camera Will Dearborn Second Assistant "A" Camera
Camera Barry Idoine First Assistant "A" Camera
Camera Gregor Tavenner First Assistant "B" Camera
Visual Effects David R. Morton VFX Artist
Art Alan Hook Art Direction