The Reluctant Fundamentalist
- USA / UK / Qatar
- 2h 10min
- 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 Fundamentalist10 May 2013
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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