YOUNG AHMED | Le Jeune Ahmed
DIRECTOR: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
CAST: Idir Ben Addi, Olivier Bonnaud, Myriem Akheddiou, Victoria Bluck, Claire Bodson, Othmane Moumen, Amine Hamidou, Yassine Tarsimi, Cyra Lassman, Karim Chihab, Nadège Ouedraogo, Frank Onana, Laurent Caron, Annette Closset, Madeleine Baudot
07 May 2021
Directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne take on the touchy and hot-button issue of radicalisation with sensitivity so rare that it has been applauded by critics. Young Ahmed - aged barely 13 - is caught between his imam’s ideals of purity and life’s temptations. At odds with his loved ones and despite the protestations of his single mother, the Belgian teenager hatches a plot to kill his beloved teacher. Essaying the role of Ahmed, Idir Ben Addi makes his impactful screen debut.
Cannes Film Festival – Official Selection | Best Director – Cannes Film Festival
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