ADIL EL ARBI, BILALL FALLAH | BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG, FRANCE | 2022 | 135 MIN | NR | ARABIC, ENGLISH, FRENCH, DUTCH
Winner of “Best Narrative Film” at the 31st Philadelphia Film Festival. This is one gut punch of a thriller. Brothers Kamal (Aboubakr Bensaihi, Black) and Nassim (Amir El Arbi) find themselves on radically different life paths after Kamal leaves to help victims in Syria, leaving Nassim at home to care for their mother Leila (Lubna Azabal, Incendies). However, after discovering Kamal has been radicalised by a local militia, Nassim goes to desperate lengths in the attempt to save his brother and bring him home – without realising he may be on the exact same path of self-destruction as his brother.
Cast: Aboubakr Bensaih, Amir El Arbi, Lubna Azabal