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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Helen McCrory
Najib Oudghiri
Kenneth Cranham
Tristan Gemmill.
Directors
Katarzyna Klimkiewicz.
Screenwriters
Caroline Harrington.
Running Time
93 minutes

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Plot
Frankie (McCrory) is a reserved, career-focused aerospace engineer whose staid life is reinvigorated by a passionate affair with young Muslim student Kahil (Oudghiri). But is he in it for her, or for what she knows about the new model of drone she's privy to?


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Flying Blind
Superb performances and austere direction turn a potential melodrama about a middle-aged aerospace engineer falling for a younger Algerian into a fascinating treatise on kneejerk British attitudes to the complexities of Islam.


Verdict
A tough, compelling thriller touching on race, prejudice and contemporary Britain. Not Blitz, in other words.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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