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My Brother the Devil (2012)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 9 November 2012 (UK)
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Two teenage brothers must face their own prejudices head on if they are to survive the perils of being British Arabs growing up on the streets of gangland London.

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Sally El Hosaini
9 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Krishna Floyd ... Rashid (as James Floyd)
Fady Elsayed ... Mo
Anthony Welsh ... Izzi
Amira Ghazalla ... Hanan
Nasser Memarzia ... Abdul-Aziz
Aymen Hamdouchi ... Repo
Arnold Oceng ... Aj
Saïd Taghmaoui ... Sayyid
Shyam Kelly Shyam Kelly ... Devonte
McKell David ... Demon's Boy (as McKell Celaschi-David)
Zachary Scipio Zachary Scipio ... Demon's Younger 1
Ryan Townsend Ryan Townsend ... Demon's Younger 2
Malachi Kirby ... J-Boy
Kemi Martin Kemi Martin ... J-Boy's Girl
Mohammed Mansary Mohammed Mansary ... Faisal
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Storyline

Mo is a young boy growing up in a traditional Egyptian household, but beyond the front door of the family's modest London flat is a completely different world - the streets of Hackney. The impressionable Mo idolizes his handsome older brother Rashid and wants to follow in his footsteps. However, Rashid, a charismatic and shrewd member of a local gang, wants a different life for his little brother and deals drugs hoping to put Mo through college. One eventful summer, Rashid's sexual awakening forces Mo to confront his own fears and phobias and threatens to tear the brothers apart. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A bátyám árnyékában See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,305, 24 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,305, 24 March 2013
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Featured in 56th BFI London Film Festival (2012) See more »

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Really enjoyable, great performance from lead actors
8 February 2012 | by simonovic28See all my reviews

I saw the film at Sundance and I really liked it. The film represents a realistic portrayal of inner-city London gangs and the performances of the lead actors are excellent. In particular, the performance of James Floyd, who has a powerful and engaging on-screen presence deserves praise.

Don't be fooled into thinking this is just another low budget London gangs film. It is much more than that and the quality of the cast and crew shines through in the final product. The cinematography gives the film a truly authentic feel, giving it firmer foundations than many others of its kind.

This is definitely worth a watch and I hope the film gets recognised with more awards.


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