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Exclusive: Trailer & Poster For Post-9/11 Drama 'Torn'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist September 3, 2013 at 4:30PM

If there is anything we have learned post-9/11 is that the spectre of threat and the presence of fear can arrive from completely unexpected places. The face of terrorism has moved beyond cliché, with those wishing to lash out for whatever reasons coming from backgrounds that are surprisingly diverse. And it's against this backdrop that "Torn" unfolds.
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If there is anything we have learned post-9/11 is that the spectre of threat and the presence of fear can arrive from completely unexpected places. The face of terrorism has moved beyond cliché, with those wishing to lash out for whatever reasons coming from backgrounds that are surprisingly diverse. And it's against this backdrop that "Torn" unfolds.

Directed by Jeremiah Birnbaum, from a script by Michael Richter, the film stars Mahnoor Baloch, Dendrie Taylor, Faran Tahir, Sharon Washington, Patrick St. Esprit and John Heard and tells the story of Maryam, an upper-middle class Pakistani immigrant and Lea, a working class mother, whose lives collide when both their sons are killed in what seems like an unfortunate gas line explosion at a local shopping mall. But when the investigation into the incident reveals that Maryam's son may have set off a bomb, their worlds are turned upside down.

This exclusive trailer gives you a taste of what's to come with this film that won the Grand Prize at the Rhode Island Film Festival. "Torn" opens in limited release on October 18th.

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