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The Infidel

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The Infidel

Synopsis

Meet MAHMUD NASIR, London taxi driver, loving husband, doting father and something of a 'relaxed' Muslim. Does the 'F' word occasionally pass his lips? It's hardly worth mentioning. Does he say his prayers five times a day? Of course! Well, usually. Does he fast every day of Ramadan? Who’s counting anyway? He may not be the most observant, but in his heart he is as Muslim as it gets.
 
But after his mother's death a discovery turns Mahmud's world upside down. He finds his birth certificate which reveals that not only was he adopted at birth but he's Jewish, and his real name is Solly Shimshillewitz! As Mahmud tumbles headlong into a full scale identity crisis, the only person he can turn to is LENNY, a drunken Jewish cabbie who agrees to give him lessons in Jewishness, which start with how to dance like Topol. Oy vey.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
105 mins
Format
Super 16mm
Director
Josh Appignanesi
Producer
David Baddiel, Uzma Hasan, Stewart Le Marechal
Executive Producer
Omid Djalili, Cavan Ash
Editor
Kim Gaster
Screenwriter
David Baddiel
Director of Photography
Natasha Braier
Production Designer
Erik Rehl
Music
Erran Baron Cohen
Principal Cast
Omid Djalili, Richard Schiff, Arcie Panjabi, Igal Naor

Genre

Production Company

Slingshot Studios
3rd Floor
1A Adpar Street
London
W2 1DE
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7535 6720
Fax: +44 (0)20 7563 7283
info@slingshot-studios.com
http://www.slingshot-studios.com

Sales
Company

The Salt Company
3rd Floor
1A Adpar Street
London
W2 1DE
UK