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The Infidel (2010)

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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.

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Cast

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Tariq
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Mahmud Nasir
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Leah Fatania ...
Nabi Nasir
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Drummer
Scott Walters ...
Delivery Guy
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Muna
Amit Shah ...
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Uzma
Ravin J. Ganatra ...
Fahad (as Ravin Ganatra)
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Bar Mitzvah Twin Louis
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Bar Mitzah Twin Sammi
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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)

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4 June 2010 (Ireland)  »

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£135,448 (UK) (9 April 2010)
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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

Mahmud Nasir: [In Yiddish] When the penis stands in the Barbara Streisand film, then you have a made-up word, and chicken soup dumplings in the penis!
[Long pause. Mahmud closes his eyes. Jews begin roaring with laughter]
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Connections

References Seinfeld (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Ni Nachleh
Performed by Imran Nasser Khan Feat. Spyder
Written by Imran Nasser Khan
Published by Prestige Music
Master recording courtesy of Prestige Records
Executive Producer Shahid Mazhar
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Hilariously Original!!
12 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie had me laughing right from the start! It's set around a Muslim man who doesn't care too much about religion until he finds out he's adopted.. and Jewish.

Omid Djalili gave an unsurprising great comedic delivery. He was so convincing as the typical Muslim man who doesn't pray all the time, fast every single day of Ramadan, or always abstain from alcohol. Yet he finds a reason to form a closeness with religion after he finds out shocking and upsetting news that he was born Jewish.

Every single scene in this movie will have you laughing in tears at the ridiculousness of the culture people have created in regards to religion. The plot is a little bit more complex but I don't want to give away too much. If you're Muslim or Jewish, you should definitely watch this movie because I know you'll love this film and want to recommend it to all your friends and family.


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