★★★★ A stirring spy thriller...superbly realised" - The Guardian
WINNER - Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival 2022
Shortlisted for Best International Feature, Oscars 2023
The gripping and critically acclaimed new thriller from Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident, The Contractor), follows Adam, a young man who is offered the ultimate privilege to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo. Shortly after his arrival in the city, the university’s highest ranking religious leader, the Grand Imam, suddenly dies and Adam becomes a pawn in a ruthless power struggle between Eqypt’s religious and political elite. As he struggles to balance a range of competing interests who favour different leaders, he soon finds that he must fight for his very survival as the succession intensifies.
moderate violence, threat, bloody images, sex references
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Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares
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