Boy from Heaven
reż|dir Tarik Saleh | SE, FR, DK, FI | 2022 | 126 min
prod|pro Fredrik Zander, Kristina Åberg scen|wr Tarik Saleh zdj|ph Pierre Aïm muz|mus Krister Linder mon|ed Theis Schmidt ob|cast Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares, Mehdi Dehbi, Mohammad Bakri, Makram Khoury, Sherwan Haji, Yunus Albayrak, Mouloud Ayad, Youssef Salama Zeki, Ayman Fathy dys|dis M2Films
A very dense political thriller in which religion and power are inseparably linked. Intrigue takes place behind the walls of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque and University, the haven of the Sunni Islam world, and its absolute power centre. The ruthless struggle for the inheritance of the Grand Imam begins immediately after his sudden death in front of the students, on the first day after the summer holidays. Young Adam, who comes to Al-Azhar from a small fishing village, is now in the very eye of such a storm. The Grand Imam should be elected by the Supreme Council of Scholars, which is conclave-like, but the spheres of its influence extend far beyond the thousand-year-old walls of Al-Azhar.
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