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Michael Patrick Kelly
Mo is a young boy growing up in a traditional Egyptian household, but beyond the front door of the family's modest London flat is a completely different world - the streets of Hackney. The impressionable Mo idolizes his handsome older brother Rashid and wants to follow is his footsteps. However, Rashid, a charismatic and shrewd member of a local gang, wants a different life for his little brother and deals drugs hoping to put Mo through college. One eventful summer, Rashid's sexual awakening forces Mo to confront his own fears and phobias and threatens to tear the brothers apart. Written by
MBTD has a great cast, not a single complaint about it. The young actors are truly phenomenal. The story of two brothers in Gangland London doesn't ring that right to me. This is not gangland London. What the producer wanted to show is the under layer of society where kids too mature for their age get involved in the lowest of the hierarchy of drug dealers and their rivalry in an effort to make it big or make it out.
El Hosaini goes methodically by a list of what are considered controversial topics just enough to charm but not offend the audience. Events are nicely sown together in an effort to make festival goers feel that this movie is "deep", played out in sleek designed apartments and clean street scape. The director doesn't really understand the dynamics although apparently she spend 5 years doing research for the script. The world she tried to capture is far more gritty than this. It's a nice watch but in no way La Haine. If I could I would rate this 8 for the cast and 5 for the script.
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