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David Baddiel (written by)
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Release Date:
4 June 2010 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
Is It a Muslim? Is It a Jew? No! It's...
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Good as a cultural exploration, at least See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Igal Naor ... Arshad El-Masri

Stewart Scudamore ... Tariq

Omid Djalili ... Mahmud Nasir

James Floyd ... Gary Page

Archie Panjabi ... Saamiya Nasir
Leah Fatania ... Nabi Nasir
Stuart Antony ... Drummer
Scott Walters ... Delivery Guy
Mina Anwar ... Muna

Amit Shah ... Rashid Nasir

Soraya Radford ... Uzma
Ravin J. Ganatra ... Fahad (as Ravin Ganatra)
Christian Lees ... Bar Mitzvah Twin Louis
Jonah Lees ... Bar Mitzah Twin Sammi

Richard Schiff ... Lenny Goldberg

Miranda Hart ... Mrs. Keyes
Chris Wilson ... Police Officer (as Karl Wilson)
Niraj Naik ... Keyboard Player
Madison Cole ... Bass Player

Bhasker Patel ... Sharif

Sartaj Garewal ... Wasif
Rod Silvers ... Rahman
Michele Austin ... Zadie

Matt Lucas ... Rabbi
David Hawker ... Zimmerframe Man (as Captain David Hawker)
Max Rissman ... Russian Dancer on TV

Ricky Sekhon ... Hazeem

David Schneider ... Monty
Jonathan Tafler ... Monty's friend

Tracy Ann Oberman ... Julie (as Tracy-Ann Oberman)
Joanna Brookes ... Denise
Shobu Kapoor ... Kashmina

Paul Kaye ... Policeman #1
Jason Salkey ... Policeman #2
Ben Turner ... News Cameraman
Syreeta Kumar ... Yasmin Aktar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stanley Blum ... Gentleman in the Old House (uncredited)
Ray Donn ... Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
Sian Doughty ... Demonstrator (uncredited)

Elizabeth Goram-Smith ... Teenager at Bar mitzvah (uncredited)
Eman Kazemi ... Handyman (uncredited)

Gayna Petit-Gittos ... Muslim Protester (uncredited)

Carl Robinson ... Protestor (uncredited)
Atul Sharma ... Muslim Cleric (uncredited)
Mick Slaney ... Chair Carrier (uncredited)
Samuel Victor ... Protester (uncredited)
Matthew Wright ... Himself - Wright Stuff Presenter (uncredited)
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Directed by
Josh Appignanesi 
 
Writing credits
David Baddiel (written by)

Produced by
Jeremy Amias .... associate producer
Cavan Ash .... executive producer
David Baddiel .... producer
Arvind Ethan David .... producer
Omid Djalili .... executive producer
Uzma Hasan .... producer
Cindy Irving .... line producer
Stewart Le Marechal .... producer
Yoni Magid .... associate producer
Luke Montagu .... executive producer: Met Film (as Luke T. Montagu)
Shahin Sobhani .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Erran Baron Cohen (original music by)
 
Cinematography by
Natasha Braier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kim Gaster 
 
Casting by
Julie Harkin 
 
Production Design by
Erik Rehl 
 
Art Direction by
Jamie MacWilliam 
 
Set Decoration by
Martina O'Loughlin 
 
Costume Design by
Marianne Agertoft 
 
Makeup Department
Sarita Allison .... make-up and hair designer
Emslie Mills .... makeup trainee
Gemma Richardson .... assistant hair stylist
Gemma Richardson .... assistant makeup artist
Farzana Saiyed .... hair stylist trainee
Farzana Saiyed .... makeup trainee
 
Production Management
Helen de Winter .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shea Bradley .... second assistant director
Henry Forsyth .... second assistant director
Joe Hornsey .... third assistant director
Ina Lüders .... first assistant director
Alejandro Sesma .... second second assistant director (as Alex Sesma)
 
Art Department
Guy Bevitt .... stand-by art director
Judith Fischer .... stand-by props
Ayshea Halliwell .... art department runner
Quentin Johns .... property master
Warren Lever .... construction manager (as Warren Lecer)
Noam Piper .... props assistant
 
Sound Department
Matt Atkinson .... boom operator
Anna Bertmark .... sound effects editor: Zound
Adam Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer: Point 1 Post
Graham Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer: Point 1 Post
Gareth Rhys Jones .... foley artist: Zound (as Gareth Jones)
Serkan Koseoglu .... foley recordist: Zound
Andrea Kurpjel .... sound facility manager
Srdjan Kurpjel .... sound re-recording mixer: Zound
Srdjan Kurpjel .... supervising dialogue editor: Zound
Dash Mason-Malik .... trainee sound technician
Joakim Sundström .... supervising sound editor
Danton Tanimura .... sound effects editor: Zound
Burak Topalakci .... sound re-recording mixer: Zound
Sacha Walker .... dialogue editor
Sacha Walker .... sound effects editor
Mario Mooney .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Keith Silva .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Martin Chamney .... digital artist: Nvizible
Paddy Eason .... visual effects supervisor: Nvizible
Elysia Greening .... digital artist: Nvizible
Dean Koonjul .... digital compositor: Nvizible
Hugh Macdonald .... digital artist: Nvizible
Natalie MacDonald .... digital artist: Nvizible
Matthew W.B. Plummer .... digital artist: Nvizible
Sally Spencer .... visual effects producer: Nvizible
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Allen .... additional electrician
David Bird .... camera trainee
Ian Coffey .... focus puller
Philip Coleman .... grip
Guille Garcia .... steadicam operator
Matt Nettheim .... still photographer
Robert Pirouet .... camera operator: second unit
James Redfern .... electrician
Drew Slater .... best boy
Mitch Spooner .... gaffer
Eloi Sánchez .... clapper loader: "b" camera
Eloi Sánchez .... focus puller: "b" camera
Ben Turner .... additional camera operator
Angelika Padberg .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Emily Bray .... crowd casting assistant
Kevin Riddle .... casting associate
Brek Taylor .... crowd casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Francesca Ackerson .... costume trainee
Kirsty Allen .... costume trainee
Nicky Barron .... costume supervisor
Katarina Borosova .... assistant costume designer
Kat Cappellazzi .... costume assistant (as Katarina Cappellazzi)
Rebecca McManus .... key costumer
Anna Sandler .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Mike Andrews .... digital intermediate technician: Molinare
Len Brown .... film consultant: Molinare
David Chapman .... assistant on-line editor: Met Film Post
Andrew Dearnley .... digital intermediate post-production manager: Molinare
Anya Dillon .... first assistant editor
Tim Drewett .... digital intermediate technician: Molinare
Patrick Fischer .... post-production consultant: Met Film Post
Matt James .... digital intermediate film supervisor: Molinare
Anetta Jones .... production assistant: Met Film Post
Nicola Jones .... post-production coordinator: Met Film Post
Justin Lanchbury .... digital intermediate film consultant: Molinare
Caroline McNally .... post production assistant: Met Film Post
Emma McQuillen .... post-production technical assistant: Met Film Post
Russell Stopford .... post-production executive: Met Film Post
Tony Sebastian Ukpo .... second assistant editor (as Tony Upko)
Andrew Walton .... first assistant editor
Matthew Troughton .... digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Christoph Bauschinger .... music mixer
Matt Biffa .... music supervisor
Yoyo Buys .... musician: electric bass/double bass
Erran Baron Cohen .... musician: piano/hammond organ/vocals
Stewart Curtis .... musician: clarinet
Chris Garrick .... musician: violin
Stephen Hussey .... parts preparation
Dave Ital .... musician: guitar
Igor Outkine .... musician: accordion
Yoyo Buys .... electric/double bass (uncredited)
Dave Ital .... guitar (uncredited)
Philip Pope .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Graham Kelly .... action vehicle coordinator
A. Lee Morris .... driver: camera truck (as Lee Morris)
David Nemar .... precision driver
Tiziano Niero .... driver
Gemma Pratt .... driver
Scott Walters .... facilities foreman
Ian Clarke .... picture vehicle technician (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Deborah Anderson .... production accountant
Vic Bankole .... security: AR Locations
Robert Bevan .... director: Salt Company
Nik Bower .... commercial manager: Ingenious Films
Gavin Charlton .... chef
Ian Clark .... technical stand by
Lynsey Cosford .... assistant location manager
Danny de Warren .... festivals researcher
Jake Edmonds .... health and safety advisor
Stephen Fuss .... commercial manager: Ingenious Films
Sam Girdler .... set production assistant: dailies
Nicole Gregory .... unit publicist
Samantha Horley .... managing director: Salt Company
Jacob Swan Hyam .... set production assistant
Ellen Jones .... assistant: Arvind David
Jane Karen .... voice and dialect coach
James Kay .... legal services: Slingshot Studios, Olswangs
Sheerin Khosrowshahi-Miandoab .... trainee set production assistant
Jen Lambert .... unit nurse (as Jennifer Lambert)
Paul Ledington .... production accountant
Mikko Luukkanen .... assistant production accountant
Paul Manwaring .... production coordinator
Cyril Megret .... director: Salt Company
Christos Michaels .... legal services: Solly Film, Lee Thompson
Shazia Mirza .... script consultant
Carley Morrell .... head of operations: Revolver
Leigh Nicol .... script supervisor
Tiziano Niero .... set production assistant
James Norrie .... head of international sales: Salt Company
Nick Owers .... legal services: Slingshot Studios, Olswangs
Rhi Patel .... head of public relations: Revolver
Howard Payne .... unit nurse
Jonny Persey .... managing director: Met Film
Robert Pirouet .... epk director (as Rob Piouret)
Gemma Pratt .... set production assistant
Alice Russell .... diary manager: Mr. Baddiel
Harriet Sams .... producers asssistant
Nick Savva .... head of business affairs: Revolver
David Shear .... head of theatrical distribution: Revolver
Karen Smith .... location manager
Gemma Spector .... head of marketing: Revolver
Jeremy Stern .... location scout
Helen Swanwick-Thorpe .... assistant production coordinator
Alex Tanner .... epk producer
Stuart Thompson .... financial controller
Ssik Tingz .... body popping muna double
Dmitri Vigneswaren .... assistant: Mr Baddiel and Mr Djalili
Lesley Wise .... legal and business affairs: Ingenious Films
 

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105 min
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Trivia:
Cameo: [David Baddiel]The movie's writer can be seen on the TV show "The Wright Stuff" (2000), which Mahmud watches.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 tells Lenny his real name]
Lenny Goldberg:Solly Shimshillewitz? Why didn't they just call you "Jewe-jew-jew-jew-jew" and be done with it?
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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Good as a cultural exploration, at least, 15 August 2010
Author: featheredsun from United States

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.

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