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My Brother the Devil

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Director: Sally El Hosaini

Screenwriters: Sally El Hosaini

Description

Fourteen-year-old Mo is a lonely, sensitive boy whose hunger for the rant and banter of buddies makes him prone to tread dangerous territories. He idolizes his handsome older brother, Rashid, a charismatic, well-respected member of a local gang, whose drug dealing enables “Rash” to provide for his family. Aching to be seen as a tough guy himself, Mo takes a job that unlocks a fateful turn of events and forces the brothers to confront their inner demons. It turns out that hate is easy. It is love and understanding that take real courage.

Sally El Hosaini proves herself a bold and brilliant new directorial talent with this gorgeous and masterful debut. Rich in beauty, humility, and authenticity, My Brother the Devil is an urban tale that burns with vision and passion—a gem bound to find a place of distinction.

— S.F.

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