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An undercover British journalist infiltrates the online propaganda channels of the so-called Islamic State, only to be sucked in by her recruiter.


Timur Bekmambetov


Britt Poulton (as Brittany Poulton), Olga Kharina | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Valene Kane ... Amy
Shazad Latif ... Abu Bilel Al-Britani
Christine Adams ... Vick
Amir Rahimzadeh ... Lou Karim
Morgan Watkins ... Matt
Emma Cater ... Kathy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hollie Burgess
Marie Hamilton Marie Hamilton ... Waitress
Irina Klimovich Irina Klimovich ... Journalist
Kelley Mack ... Converted Female
Louis Martin ... Bouncer
Eloise Thomas Eloise Thomas ... Taylor (credit only)
Kate Watson ... YouTube Star
Therica Wilson-Read ... Stella


A British journalist goes undercover and infiltrates the digital propaganda channels of the so-called Islamic State, which has been mobilizing ever greater numbers of women from Europe. Her daily Internet contacts with an ISIS recruiter gradually pull her in and push the limits of her investigation. Written by Markus Fagerholt

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21st century | See All (1) »


Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for language throughout and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Filmed in 9 days. See more »


Referenced in Evening Urgant: Ani Lorak (2018) See more »

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5 March 2018 | by ninaringoSee all my reviews

The film tells the story of a young female journalist who received an assignment to write a story about European women sent into sexual slavery by the ISIS. For this purpose she creates a fake profile of a British woman who has recently converted to Islam. On the internet she meets an ISIS fighter in Syria and they begin conversing with each other via Skype.

The film's action takes place entirely on a computer screen and is part of the Screen Life genre pioneered by Timur Bekmambetov.

British-Pakistani actor Shazad Latif portrayed the ISIS terrorist convincingly. Valene Kane also created an interesting image of a frustrated British female, who has problems with her job, finances and in her personal life.

The film touches upon several important issues - the phenomenon of women who have been recruited by the ISIS, a real problem of our time, which has become more widespread in recent years. When we read about these things in the press, it is difficult to understand the motivation of these women, as they should know what can happen with them in these countries. However, the film convincingly shows how how a woman becomes transformed from a successful journalist into a woman who is willing to leave everything and go to war-ridden Syria.

The film is also about lie and deceit which exists in different variations on the internet. We should not forget that screen representation is only a small slice of life, which can be either truth or complete fabrication.

The film is very current, since in the epoch of the internet there are a lot of fake news and boundaries between truth and lie become difficult to distinguish.

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