Young Ahmed

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2019
  • Running time: 90 min
The Dardenne Brothers won this year’s Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for this brave new work, another intimate portrayal-in-furious-motion of a protagonist in crisis. The filmmakers’ radical empathy alights on a Muslim teenager... read more
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The Dardenne Brothers won this year’s Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for this brave new work, another intimate portrayal-in-furious-motion of a protagonist in crisis. The filmmakers’ radical empathy alights on a Muslim teenager (extraordinary first-time actor Idir Ben Addi) in a small Belgian town who is being gradually radicalized into extremism despite the desperate protestations of his single mother (Claire Bodson), and who winds up hatching a murderous plot targeting his beloved teacher (Myriem Akheddiou). Taking a serious view of a difficult issue—the effect of fanaticism on the body and soul—the Dardennes here remind viewers why they continue to be at the center of 21st-century cinema. – New York Film Festival

Original Release

05/22/2019

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Cast

Olivier Bonnaud L'éducateur de référence
Myriem Akheddiou Inès
Claire Bodson La mère
Othmane Moumen Imam Youssouf
Idir Ben Addi Ahmed
Victoria Bluck Louise
Karim Chihab Conseiller philosophique
Nadège Ouedraogo Educatrice
Laurent Caron Mathieu
Annette Closset Sandrine
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Directors

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Writers

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Cast

Olivier Bonnaud L'éducateur de référence
Myriem Akheddiou Inès
Claire Bodson La mère
Othmane Moumen Imam Youssouf
Idir Ben Addi Ahmed
Victoria Bluck Louise
Karim Chihab Conseiller philosophique
Nadège Ouedraogo Educatrice
Laurent Caron Mathieu
Annette Closset Sandrine
Madeleine Baudot Educatrice enseignante
Eva Zingaro Psychologue du centre
Philippe Toussaint Policier 1
Anthony Foladore Policier 2
Baptiste Sornin Avocat Ahmed
Marc Zinga Juge
Marion Lory Assistante du juge
Ben Hamidou Amine (parent à l'école des devoirs)
Timur Magomedgadzhiev Isa (parent à l'école des devoirs)
Monia Douieb Amina (parent à l'école des devoirs)

Producers

Editors

Marie-Hélène Dozo, Tristan Meunier

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