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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  • 2012
  • USA/UK/Qatar
  • 130 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mira Nair
  • Cast: Riz Ahmed, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland
  • UK release: 10 May 2013

Changez (Ahmed, impressive) is a Pakistan-born Wall Street financial analyst who finds himself ostracized after 9/11. Nair's intermittently powerful adaptation of Ahmed's novella retains the frame of a radicalised Changez telling his story to an American in a Lahore tea-shop but adds superfluous thriller elements, sacrificing the ambiguity of the original.

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

10 May 20133 stars

Adaptation of Mohsen Hamid’s book starring Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson

A globetrotting adaptation of Mohsen Hamid’s allegorical first-person novella, director Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a thriller in which the character names are freighted with symbolic baggage. Britain’s Riz Ahmed is impressive as the…

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