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My Brother the Devil (2012)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 9 November 2012 (UK)
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Two teenage brothers must face their own prejudices head on if they are to survive the perils of being British Arabs growing up on the streets of gangland London.

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Sally El Hosaini
9 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Floyd ... Rashid
Fady Elsayed ... Mo
Anthony Welsh ... Izzi
Amira Ghazalla ... Hanan
Nasser Memarzia ... Abdul-Aziz
Aymen Hamdouchi ... Repo
Arnold Oceng ... Aj
Saïd Taghmaoui ... Sayyid
Shyam Kelly Shyam Kelly ... Devonte
McKell David ... Demon's Boy (as McKell Celaschi-David)
Zachary Scipio Zachary Scipio ... Demon's Younger 1
Ryan Townsend Ryan Townsend ... Demon's Younger 2
Malachi Kirby ... J-Boy
Kemi Martin Kemi Martin ... J-Boy's Girl
Mohammed Mansary Mohammed Mansary ... Faisal
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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 Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A bátyám árnyékában See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,305, 24 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,305, 24 March 2013
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Featured in 56th BFI London Film Festival (2012) See more »

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Beautiful, authentic and hard hitting
8 February 2012 | by rez-950-571403See all my reviews

This was a real highlight at Sundance, an incredible movie, has all the grittiness a street film should have, but with real heart. The story is familiar, but Sally El Hosaini's script keeps it fresh by introducing unexpected twists that keep you wanting to find out what's coming next. Without giving any of those twists away, this is basically a film about two brothers and how their relationship changes as the younger one who has always looked up to the elder grows disenchanted with him, while trying to define himself as a man (which he isn't quite yet). Setting that story in the midst of London gang life pushes the poignancy of the story with great effect. Beautiful cinematography by David Raedeker and the outstanding acting of James Floyd and Fady Elsayed make this a real treat.


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