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My Brother The Devil

111 min.
Year of Production:
Saïd Taghmaoui
James Floyd
Fady Elsayed
Aymen Hamdouchi
Ashley Thomas
Anthony Welsh
Arnold Oceng
Letitia Wright
Amira Ghazalla
Elarica Gallacher
Nasser Memarzia
Production Company:
Wild Horses Film Company
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

A story about two Arab brothers living in the dismal London borough of Hackney. Sensitive fourteen-year-old Mo idolises his nineteen-year-old brother Rashid who is able to support the family as a shrewd businessman and member of a gang of drug dealers. Rashid hopes that his younger brother Mo will choose a different path in life. When a rival gang stabs to death his best friend, Rashid begins to ask himself some hard questions about the life he is leading. An encounter with a photographer named Sayyid opens up a whole new world and new possibilities. When Rashid’s gang notice this change in one of their own they are full of suspicion. Feeling betrayed by Rashid, Mo soon becomes delinquent, and his whole world collapses when he discovers that his adored brother is gay. In order to protect himself and Rashid he claims that Rashid and Sayyid are involved in a jihadist plot. No sooner does the gang discover the truth than they are baying for Rashid’s blood. Mo will have to face his own prejudices if he wants to save his brother’s life.
Authentic, fast-paced and atmospheric, MY BROTHER THE DEVIL is a coming-of-age story about the love between two brothers who must find themselves and their own way in life.

BIOGRAFIE Sally El Hosaini

Sally El Hosaini is known for her work on My Brother the Devil (2012), Green Zone (2010) and The Fifth Bowl (2008).

FILMOGRAFIE Sally El Hosaini (selection)

2011 My Brother The Devil  2009 Henna Night   2008 The Film Bowl 

Sally El Hosaini IMDb

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