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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Tahar Rahim
Michael Lonsdale
Mahmoud Shalaby
Directors
Ismaël Ferroukhi
Screenwriters
Alain-Michel Blanc
Ismaël Ferroukhi
Running Time
99 minutes

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Plot
Occupied Paris, 1942. Low-level black marketeer Younes (Rahim) just wants to keep his nose clean and avoid attracting the attention of the occupying Nazis. Gradually, though, encounters with an Arab resistance member and an Algerian Jew brings out a new side to him. Before long he's joining the struggle.


Verdict
It may lack the punch of his turn in A Prophet, but Rahim again dominates the screen in an effective wartime thriller.


Reviewed by David Hughes

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