MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 611 this week

The Infidel (2010)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  4 June 2010 (Ireland)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 4,905 users   Metascore: 57/100
Reviews: 33 user | 63 critic | 6 from Metacritic.com

An identity crisis comedy centred on Mahmud Nasir, successful business owner, and salt of the earth East End Muslim who discovers that he's adopted - and Jewish.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 02 Nov 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 07 Feb 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 25 Feb 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Infidel" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Infidel (2010)

The Infidel (2010) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Infidel.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pay First (2011)
Short | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Short of funds a desperate man attempts to rob a petrol station but after his obvious incompetents at it is pointed out by the station attendant on duty he convinces the attendant, who has ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fulton
Stars: Omid Djalili, Angelica O'Reilly, Michael Smiley
Yasmin (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young Muslim woman living in Britain campaigns for the release of her immigrant husband from his detainment in a holding centre.

Director: Kenneth Glenaan
Stars: Archie Panjabi, Renu Setna, Steve Jackson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Krisztina Goda
Stars: Judit Schell, Kata Dobó, Sándor Csányi
Chameleon (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

While cleaning offices at night, George learns a lot about the employees by examining what they leave behind, carefully choosing his targets, always disillusioned women whom he seduces, ... See full summary »

Director: Krisztina Goda
Stars: Ervin Nagy, Gabriella Hámori, Zsolt Trill
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1907, an actor is invited to perform in an isolated country house, and becomes involved in mysterious and dangerous events.

Director: Peter Sykes
Stars: Frankie Howerd, Ray Milland, Hugh Burden
Rallybrudar (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The veterinary assistant Ulla have taken her job only for the opportunity to race on the small roads of Värmland. The big farmer's daughter Birgitta dreams about Paris but instead becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Lena Koppel
Stars: Eva Röse, Marie Robertson, Janne Carlsson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman moves into a young man's home and starts to run his life -- a process that makes him fall hopelessly in love with her.

Director: Petter Næss
Stars: Trond Fausa, Marian Saastad Ottesen, Henrik Mestad
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Short documentary about the 'Espíritu Santo' church in Madrid.

Director: José María Elorrieta
Stars: Rafael de Penagos
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kohei Yoshino
Stars: Jyubei Ikeguchi, Asako Kobayashi
The One Ronnie (TV Movie 2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A comedy sketch show and spiritual successor to The Two Ronnies (1971), in celebration of Ronnie Corbett's 80th birthday.

Director: Geoff Posner
Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Lionel Blair, Rob Brydon
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A Very British Cult tells the story of David, a cult leader with a problem. He knows Jesus is returning but he forgot to confirm the date. His disciples are leaving in droves for another ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Oldroyd
Stars: Richard Herring, Miranda Hart, Gus Brown
Song of Songs (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Devoutly religious Ruth returns from Israel to care for her dying mother, but when she tries to bring her estranged brother David back into the fold, in accordance with her mother's wishes,... See full summary »

Director: Josh Appignanesi
Stars: Amber Agha, Nick Atkinson, Tamara Barnett-Herrin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Tariq
...
Mahmud Nasir
...
...
Leah Fatania ...
Nabi Nasir
Stuart Antony ...
Drummer
Scott Walters ...
Delivery Guy
Mina Anwar ...
Muna
...
...
Uzma
Ravin J. Ganatra ...
Fahad (as Ravin Ganatra)
Christian Lees ...
Bar Mitzvah Twin Louis
Jonah Lees ...
Bar Mitzah Twin Sammi
...
Edit

Storyline

Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his pretty wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. Mahmud, who is not exactly a devout Muslim, he drinks alcohol, and does not pray five times, but does agree that he will appease Arshad, without whose approval the marriage cannot take place. Shortly thereafter Mahmud, while going over his recently deceased mother's documents, will find out that he was adopted, his birth parents were Jewish, and his name is actually Solly Shimshillewitz. He conceals this information from his family, and with the help of his neighbor, Leonard Goldberg, tries to understand the Jews, their religion and even locates his birth-father, who is on his death-bed in a nursing home. Mahmud does not know that Arshad has been checking into his background, has videotaped him setting fire to a Jewish cap during a protest, and ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Is It a Muslim? Is It a Jew? No! It's...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 June 2010 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Alles koscher!  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£135,448 (UK) (9 April 2010)

Gross:

£320,205 (UK) (16 April 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

David Baddiel:  The movie's writer can be seen on the TV show The Wright Stuff (2000), which Mahmud watches. See more »

Goofs

After Mahmud sees that Lenny has parked his taxi cab on his parking cones, he begins to walk over to Lenny's house to confront him about it. On the way, he walks past a car and the camera crew is reflected in its side. See more »

Quotes

Gary Page: I always go to sleep at midnight. It's when I fucking close my eyes, innit? FUCK OFF, YOU FUCKING PAKI!
See more »

Connections

References Seinfeld (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good as a cultural exploration, at least
15 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While I did laugh and smirk at this film a few times, it is far from the best comedy I've seen in movies. The interplay between the characters is often well written and there are really some inspired moments (the young daughter's jihaddist language was hilarious!) But the humor sometimes asks you to stretch your suspension of disbelief a little too much.

What I thought was really worthwhile in this film was the portrayal of some modern Muslims and their families and community. We see a tabloid-reading woman in a full burqah with a wonderful east-end/Scottish/cockney accent, an engaging imam who has a ready interpretation of how the modern faithful may deal with homosexuality, and the prevalent use of the internet as a means for modern Muslims to keep current and in-touch. This film deals with issues that are very very important and shows how everyday people respond to them in a very open way.

And I think comedy, if it's done properly, is really the best way to approach these issues in media. This movie does break down some barriers, by showing that, yes, we have some very definite cultural heritages that don't always get along, but we're all just people and we have to share this world for better or for worse.

I would definitely recommend this for any audience. Parents will want to know there is adult subject matter and a lot of adult language. The racist language is an integral part of the story and adds, rather than detracts from the work.

You don't have to be any certain faith to laugh or cry. The Infidel shows this.


18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Whole Premise Of This Movie Is Absurd Brainy-2
Matt Lucas! henrik-sjoman
Who is the uncredited actress who is the care home worker? csk_london
Omid Djalili and Richard Schiff to star! henrik-sjoman
Trailer? henrik-sjoman
Leon The Pig Farmer s0laris
Discuss The Infidel (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?