Infidel Movie

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Sset in the Middle East and follows an American kidnapped while attending a conference in Cairo.

Who's Involved:

Dinesh D'Souza, Cyrus Nowrasteh, Hal Ozsan, Claudia Karvan, Stelio Savante, Jim Caveziel, Aly Kassem, Aaron Brubaker

Release Date:

Friday, September 18, 2020 (Nationwide)

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 47 m

Plot: What's the story about?

A contemporary political thriller set in the Middle East and filled with suspense and intrigue, inspired by true events, and ripped from today's headlines. Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ, Person of Interest, Deja Vu) plays an American journalist/blogger who is kidnapped while attending a conference in the Middle East. Taken hostage by the Iranian regime, he is put on trial for trumped-up charges of espionage. His wife, who works for the State Department, quickly realizes that the American government can do nothing. Feeling desperate and alone, she goes to Iran to try to free him herself. This exciting story sheds light on the plight of Americans currently held captive in Iran, about whom the world has forgotten.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Infidel

A look at the Infidel behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Cyrus Nowrasteh last directed The Young Messiah. The film's writer Cyrus Nowrasteh last wrote The Young Messiah and Jawbreaker.


Cyrus Nowrasteh


Aaron Brubaker
Dinesh D'Souza
Cyrus Nowrasteh

Production Company

D’Souza Entertainment

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Production: What we know about Infidel

Key Facts

  1. As Cloudburst principal Steve Fedyski explained, “Infidel is a perfect film for Cloudburst. It checks all the boxes for the kind of film we want to be partnered with. Not only is it highly entertaining but tells an important story about real life events shaping our world today. We are huge fans of Cyrus’ films and are delighted to be associated with Infidel."

Filming Timeline

On or about August 18, 2020, the film was in Completed status.

Infidel Release Date: When was it released?

Infidel was released in 2020 on Friday, September 18, 2020 (Nationwide release). There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including No Escape, Antebellum and Lost Girls and Love Hotels.

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Questions: Asked About Infidel

Aug. 31, 2020
Where was it filmed?
Sep. 13, 2020 Infidel was filmed in Jordan in 2018. Director Cyrus Nowrasteh also filmed his award-winning The Stoning of Soraya M. (2009) in the country too.
Sep. 2, 2020
It the movie based on real events?
Sep. 13, 2020 Not directly. The film explores corruption in the Middle East, as well as exposes a Christian underground inside Iran led primarily by women.spoiler
Sep. 20, 2020 This movie was inspired by true events.
Sep. 14, 2020
Why is it rated “R”?
Sep. 14, 2020 Rated R for violence and language.
Sep. 18, 2020
Who is Matt Clark? The movie said in loving memory of him.
Oct. 4, 2020 An aerial view of the Kunar River Valley is seen from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter over Kunar province, Afghanistan, on Jan. 2, 2014. The Pentagon announced on Friday, July 14, 2017, that the leader of the Islamic State’s affiliate in Afghanistan was killed in an airstrike in Kunar province. MATTHEW CLARK/U.S. ARMY
Sep. 19, 2020
How can they mention Covid 19 in the movie when the virus was not out yet?
Sep. 20, 2020 They never mentioned COVID-19, rather it was the novel coronavirus which was out at during that time. It’s not the same as COVID-19.
Sep. 24, 2020 The reference was clearly to COVID-19, as it discussed spread in the prison and the response. Coronaviruses have been around for a long time, but with only a couple of exceptions have never received the attention or response given to COVID-19. Likely this line was added during post production during 2020 to give the movie a contemporary feel.
Sep. 1, 2020
Is it based on a book?
Sep. 12, 2020
When will it be available on DVD or download?
Sep. 13, 2020
Is Pastor White in this movie?
Sep. 18, 2020
Is this movie based on the book by Ayaan Hirsi Ali?

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