The Reluctant Infidel (France, 2009)

  • The Reluctant Infidel (France, 2009)
  • World Movies admin
  • April 4, 2016

Director Josh Appignanesi’s cross-cultural comedy sparkles with sharp dialogue and intelligent yet deeply funny performances. When London-based Islamic cab driver Muhmud Nasir (Omid Djalili) discovers that he was actually born to Jewish parents, his life is thrown into turmoil.

Although he’s not a devout Muslim, Muhmud feels compelled to conceal his Jewish identity from his family – and his son’s fundamentalist father-in-law — while exploring what it means to be Jewish. Comedian Omid Djalili as Muhmud brings a light hand to sensitive political issues and succeeds in using humour to illuminate our similarities.

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