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Young Ahmed

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Young Ahmed

When I first experienced this film—and with the Dardenne Brothers it is always an experience, to be sure—at the New York Film Festival last fall, I was hypnotized by its ability to be so quiet, so gentle and human, while at the same time keeping me completely on the edge of my seat throughout. — Andrew Jupin, Senior Film Programmer

The destiny of Belgian teenager Ahmed is caught between his Imam’s ideals of purity and life’s temptations in this empathetic and gripping study of youthful fanaticism, the latest film from the Dardenne Brothers (Two Days, One Night, The Unknown Girl). When Ahmed begins to be radicalized, his plans to act out his newfound fanaticism have the potential to lead to deadly consequences. Winners of the Best Director award at Cannes Film Festival, the directing duo are “astonishingly efficient storytellers, weaving the necessary clues audiences need to evaluate — and at times entirely reconsider — their characters with the expertise of veteran detective novelists (Variety).”

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