The Infidel (2010)
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Tthis thing plays like a cheeky Brit-com blown up to feature length, with a thin coat rack of plot to hang the ethnic humour on, and a wish to offend without being offensive.
An admirably cagey effort to mine humor from the thorny cultural and racial divide that is Muslim-Jewish relations.
A multi-layered film with all sorts of surfaces, from rough to smooth and corrugated, but it's an enjoyable and colourful work which is inoffensive even while it is being irreverent
Stand-up comic Omid Djalili is hilarious as Mahmud Nasir, the father and husband who discovers he is neither Muslim enough nor Jewish enough to satisfy anyone that matters, after discovering his hidden roots
Audience Reviews for The Infidel
Sometimes silly and terrible odd movie that could look like The Birdcage. Anyway, David Baddiel wrote a funny fresh comedy with a political background, without forget the subject of different types of faith.
The Infidel in a way is kind of like Four Lions. It's not as good as Four Lions but it's a good satirical film that pokes fun at not only the muslims but also at the people that dislike them. Decently made little film from Britain.
The first 15 minutes are really funny. For those of you who have difficulty in understanding a British accent, some of the jokes may be difficult to truly enjoy. The Muslim and Jewish (primarily Jewish) stereotypes will make you laugh at loud, though. Unfortunately, the last 1/2 hour or so just seems to fizzle...with the ending being just silly. Still, all things said, its worth a view.
The Infidel Quotes
|Mahmud Nasir/Solly Shimshillewitz:||Give me a break! You find out you're Jewish and suddenly some bloke in a uniform is taking you away!|
|Mahmud Nasir/Solly Shimshillewitz:||For men women are like a buffet. You don't want to sit down until you've piled your plate up as high as possible.|
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