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Friday, May 7, 2010

THE INFIDEL

By D.E.Levine

A Tribeca Film Festival Selection

Director: Josh Appignanesi
Writer: David Badiel
Cast: Archie Panjabi,Matt Lucas, Richard Schiff, Omid Djalili, Chris Wilson, Yigal Naor, Mina Anwar et al.
Producers: David Baddiel, Arvind Ethan David, Omid Dajalili, Uzma Hasan and Stewart Le Marechal
Executive Producers: Cavan Ash, David Badiel and Omid Dajalili
Associate Producer: Jeremy Amias, Yoni Magid and Shahin Sobhani
Original Music: Erran Baron Cohen
Running Time: 102 Minutes
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English with Arabic and Hebrew
Genre: Comedy

The Infidel approaches the animosity between Muslims and Jews with humor.

When Mahmud, a moderate Muslim, a contented father and husband living in north London in the United Kingdom goes to clean out the home of his recently deceased mother, he discovers papers showing that he was adopted and actually born Jewish.

Since Mahmud's son Rashid is trying to impress a radical Muslim cleric who happens to be the stepfather of his son's fiance, finding out he's Jewish comes at the worst possible time.

Mahmud sneaks behind his family's back, teams up with a booze-loving American Jewish cabbie named Lennie, and starts out to learn what it means to be Jewish.

The result is humorous as Mahmud, now knowing his birth name was Solly Shimshillowitz, explores his heritage with