Kuwait in Zero Dark Thirty

zero-dark-thirty1A friend of mine from the U.S. says he saw a scene about Kuwait in the Oscar nominated political thriller movie Zero Dark Thirty which tells the story about the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the U.S Navy Special Forces in May 2011. I know that this movie has sparked outrage among Democrats and Republicans in Washington over its depiction of torture.


Though what’s interesting is that the short scene about Kuwait City shows the actors in a night club-like place and my friend was like “I thought there are no night clubs in Kuwait”, I must say I was laughing when he said that, but I think the scene is probably for a Sheesha (شيشة) place which is almost equivalent to night club in Kuwait. I’m now tempted to watch the movie and see if there are other scenes about Kuwait but I wonder if Cinescape or Grand Cinemas will release it in Kuwait. I’m also wondering what Kuwait has to do with the hunt for Osama Bin Laden? Have any of you seen the movie? Check the official trailer below.

Thanks [Andrew]


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