THE INFIDEL

By Josh APPIGNANESI

AMP INTERNATIONAL (ALLIANCE MEDIA PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL LTD) - as SALES All rights, World

Comedy - Completed 2010

A timely and irreverent “comedy of ethnic proportions” starring actor and comedian Omid Djalili as a salt-of-the-earth Muslim London cab driver who discovers he’s adopted and Jewish

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Josh APPIGNANESI
    • Writer(s)
    • David BADDIEL
    • Producer(s)
    • Arvind Ethan DAVID (Slingshot), Uzma HASAN (Slingshot), Stewart LE MARECHAL (Met Film), David BADDIEL
    • 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 Jewish cabbie who agrees to give him lessons in Jewishness, which start with how to dance like Topol. Oy vey.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2009
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