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The Infidel (2010)




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Meet Mahmud-Nasir, loving husband, doting father and something of a "relaxed" Muslim. He may not be the most observant, but in his heart he is as Muslim as it gets. After his mother's death, however, 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 drunken Jewish cabbie who agrees to give him lessons in Jewishness, which start with how to dance like Topol. Oy vey.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David Baddiel
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On DVD: Oct 26, 2010
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Omid Djalili
as Mahmud Nasir
Archie Panjabi
as Saamiya Nasir
Miranda Hart
as Mrs. Keyes
Yigal Naor
as Arshad Al-Masri
Chris Wilson
as Policeman
Paul Kaye
as Policeman
Amit Shah
as Rashid
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Critic Reviews for The Infidel

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (3)

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.

Full Review… | August 20, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

An admirably cagey effort to mine humor from the thorny cultural and racial divide that is Muslim-Jewish relations.

Full Review… | June 24, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

An amusing little film from Britain.

Full Review… | May 7, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | November 6, 2010
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review… | November 6, 2010
Urban Cinefile

The rest of us can take heart in charming little comedies like The Reluctant Infidel that stress our commonalities and make our differences something to laugh about.

Full Review… | October 22, 2010

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.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


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.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


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.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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