Director: Tarik Saleh
Cast includes: Mehdi Dehbi, Fares Fares, Tawfeek Barhom
126 mins / 2022 / Sweden / France / Finland / Denmark, Subtitles

A gripping and critically acclaimed new thriller.

Adam is 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 Egypt’s religious and political elite.

As he struggles to balance a range of competing interests that favour different leaders, he soon finds that he must fight for his very survival as the succession intensifies.

★★★★ - "Egypt’s religious and secular institutions both breed mistrust in Tarik Saleh’s superbly realised paranoid nightmare" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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