Torn between ecstasy and submission, Muna takes an unorthodox path to enlightenment, one that Profane dramatizes with documentary methods and psychedelic imagery. Alshaibi demonstrates that true reverence sometimes requires transgression.
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Both the girls' heretic lifestyle as the sober, religious cab driver's attitude were absolutely unappealing to me, but Profane totally nails the clash of cultures anno 2015. It shows the extremities of a doubtful muslim dominatrix' world without provoking, although very explicit and hardcore. I liked the documentary feel, but the experimental parts were pointless and film student-like.