9 April 2010

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'The Infidel' - A British Comedy Of Ethnic Proportions

Meet Mahmud Nasir, loving husband, doting father and something of a “relaxed” Muslim...
The Infidel - A British Comedy Of Ethnic Proportions

Does the “F” word occasionally pass his lips? It’s hardly worth mentioning.
Does he say his prayers five times a day? Of course! Well, usually…
Does he fast every day of Ramadan? Who’s counting anyway?

He may not be the most observant, but in his heart he is as Muslim as it gets.

My kind of guy, really...

I mean, who can honestly say that they really manage to go through a whole day without dropping the "F" bomb time to time?

And, by the way, those who are using alternative words instead of the good old honest "F" word are actually cheating. We do know what they mean when they say, for example, "flipping heck!" (A rose by any other name is still a rose, you know)...

But after his mother’s death a discovery turns Mahmud’s world upside down. He finds his birth certificate which reveals that not only was he adopted at birth…but he’s Jewish, and his real name is Solly Shimshillewitz!

He must feel like Nick Griffin (the BNP wannabe F├╝hrer) finding out that he is not really a proper indigenous British or, even worse, like me discovering that, despite my name, I am actually not a wolf.

As Mahmud tumbles headlong into a full scale identity crisis, the only person he can turn to is Lenny, a drunken Jewish cabbie who agrees to give him lessons in Jewishness, which start with how to dance like Topol. Oy vey.

Ah yes, Topol... The fiddler on the roof dude. A role model for us all.

Three of my favourite comedians are starring in this movie:
  • Matt Lucas (from 'Little Britain')
  • Omid Djalili (from ‘The Omid Djalili Show’ and ‘Whoopi’)
  • Miranda Hart (from 'Miranda')

And, not only it was written by David Baddiel, but Richard Schiff (from 'The West Wing') is also in it... What else does someone who likes a good comedy movie want?

'The Infidel' is now out in cinemas in the UK and should be released to the USA, Australia, New Zealand, France, Benelux, Italy, South Africa, Latin America, Singapore, the Middle East, Portugal and Turkey soon.

The next two videos are clips from the movie...


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