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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Fady Elsayed
James Floyd
Letitia Wright
Directors
Sally El Hosaini
Screenwriters
Sally El Hosaini
Running Time
111 minutes

My Brother The Devil
Estate Of Grace


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Plot
Son of Egyptian immigrants Mo (Elsayed) idolises his older brother Rashid (Floyd), following him into gang life on their East End estate. But when Rashid decides he wants out — for reasons he can’t share even with Mo — fraternal ties are sorely tested.


Verdict
Already a compelling gangland saga, this vastly promising debut turns into something more surprising when social prejudice becomes the characters’ weapon of choice. If that sounds too much like a lecture, El Hosaini’s voice remains crisp, cool and consistently street-smart.


Reviewed by Guy Lodge

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