Using their signature social-realist approach, the Dardenne brothers explore religious radicalization through a scorching yet empathetic portrait of a Belgian youth who’s determined to eliminate his “infidel” teacher.
Ahmed is 13 years old, a Belgian. When he is radicalized by the neighbourhood imam, the boy promises to assassinate his teacher, an impure woman who has relations with a Jew. Despite the hot and thorny subject matter, the Dardenne brothers were not about to slip into moralizing. Following their protagonist with an intimate, nervous camera, the Belgian filmmakers revisit their signature cinematic style. An intimate, humanist story in which Idir Ben Addi stands out: the young non-professional...
| 80 minutes | 2018
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