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My Brother The Devil

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WRITER / DIRECTOR

Sally El Hosaini

STARRING

James Floyd
Fady Elsayed
Said Taghmaoui

SYNOPSIS

Mo is a young boy growing up in a traditional Egyptian household, but beyond the front door of the family's modest London flat is a completely different world – the streets of Hackney. The impressionable Mo idolises his older brother Rashid and wants to follow in his footsteps. But Rashid wants a different life for his little brother and will do what it takes to put him through college. Aching to be seen as a tough guy himself, Mo takes a job that unlocks a fateful turn of events that threatens to tear the brothers apart.

“A Mike Leigh-like skill for getting under the skin of a family”

Time Out

“Slick, muscular, entertaining and emotionally satsifying”

The Hollywood Reporter

“Bursting with energy and adrenaline”

The Guardian

“Crisp, cool and consistently street smart”

Empire

“Newcomer Sally El Hosaini transcends the cliches of urban youth film”

Sight & Sound

“Luminous cinema”

Screen International

“Its warmth, compassion and maturity bring ray of sunshine to Brit-film's bleakest genre”

Total Film