Safa Habimana, is an immigrant in Britain who is struggling to make ends meet, with the hope that one day, she and her teenage son will reunite with her husband. On the other hand, her son Ayyash, a troubled young Muslim with lots of time in his hands, has no interest in anything except how to spend the time with his friends and make easy money. An occurrence caused by bad luck and even worse timing, will bring the Police on his doorstep forcing Safa to take drastic measures. So she sets up an appointment with Nat, a Jew baker for whom she works for asking him to take Ayyash as an apprentice. Beginnings are usually hard at first, but as time moves on, business flourish and customers rush in, a strong bond will develop between the two men, unbeknownst to them that problems are just around the corner... Written by
Director/Producer John Goldschmidt's productions have won and been nominated for many awards including: British Academy Award (BAFTA), Silver Bear - Berlin Film Festival, Prix Italia Award - RAI Prize - Music, Golden Nymph - Monte Carlo, Silver Nymph - Monte Carlo (twice), Cine de Luca Award - Monte Carlo, Fernsehpreis der Oesterreichischen Volksbildung, German Cinema Owner's Prize, Silver Hugo - Chicago Film Festival, Royal Television Society Award, International Emmy Award - Nomination, Prix Italia Award - Nomination for Drama, Cable Ace Award (US) - Nomination. See more »
At the beginning of the film, Ayyash asks his friends why he'd be walking around with no pants on. In the UK, "pants" refers to what Americans call "underwear." While many Americanisms and word meanings have traveled to the UK, "pants" has not yet changed meaning to refer to trousers. See more »
Race and religion are irrelevant. If you're a dickhead, then you're a dickhead.
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Wow, i was really amazed by this movie, the atmosphere, the emotions and the story are all perfect.
Now, lets not argue about "racism", because there is no such thing as racism in this film. Well, more like countering the popular belief of 2015-2016 stereotypes of people saying that "Muslims and Jews cannot be racist". This movie proved the opposite, and shows us that racial tension still exists due to the fact of people bringing it back up again.
Never the less, it was an amazing movie, with an amazing story, and an amazing message.
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