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My Brother the Devil
7.2
/10
241 Ratings

MY BROTHER THE DEVIL

Directed by Sally El Hosaini
United Kingdom, 2012
Drama, Crime

Synopsis

Mo, a sensitive boy growing up in a traditional Arab household in Hackney, idolizes his handsome and charismatic older brother Rashid–a member of a local gang–and wants to follow in his footsteps. But, Rashid wants a different life for him, and will do whatever it takes to put him through college.

Synopsis

Mo, a sensitive boy growing up in a traditional Arab household in Hackney, idolizes his handsome and charismatic older brother Rashid–a member of a local gang–and wants to follow in his footsteps. But, Rashid wants a different life for him, and will do whatever it takes to put him through college.

Our take

A tremendous, Sundance-winning debut from Welsh-Egyptian filmmaker Sally El Hosaini, this East London-set drama crackles with energy. With remarkable performances from James Floyd and Fady Elsayed, My Brother the Devil is an adrenalised antidote to the well-worn formulas of urban British cinema.