An Arabic tale that takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark. About ancient religious hatred, about love, punishment, guilt and redemption, about being responsible for one's own actions and ... See full summary »
A writer-director known for becoming obsessed with his own stories, Jacob Falk stumbles upon photographs of prisoners of war being tortured by Danish soldiers. Suspecting a political ... See full summary »
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Ronja Mannov Olesen,
Helene Reingaard Neumann
Yusif is half Danish, half Arab travels to the Middle Eastern city of Medina - along with his pregnant Danish wife, Sarah. Yusif wants to start a new life with his wife in his father's ... See full summary »
An Arabic tale that takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark. About ancient religious hatred, about love, punishment, guilt and redemption, about being responsible for one's own actions and refusing a path of violence. Jamil stands in the middle. He is fighting the war of his life; a war within himself. Written by
This tragic tale takes place in Denmark, almost completely in Arabic. The Lebanese Civil War and the culture of vendetta that it created run amok in the streets of Copenhagen. What I particularly enjoyed about this film was the way that it explored some of the more ridiculous elements of the Sunni Shia divide, as well a variety of hypocrisies that occur when people use their faith as an excuse and/or a weapon. Any Western Muslim with Old World connections (like myself) must see this film. There are a number of elements and scenes that will blow right over the heads of the people who are just seeing a brilliant tragedy of Shakespearean proportions playing out on the screen in front of them. That said, if you are just a guy that loves action films and doesn't give a rats ass about "nuances" or Shakespeare, you will love this savage burst of blood and adrenalin.
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