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Tarik Saleh

Boy from Heaven (ولد من الجنة)

4.5/5
Officiële Selectie – In Competitie 120' - 2022 - Drama, Thriller - Dialogue: Arabic
Director: Tarik Saleh Composer: Krister Linder With: Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares, Mohammad Bakri
John le Carré is never far away in this political thriller about a venerable Islamic institution in Cairo where a young student loses his innocence with the snap of a finger. Boy from Heaven won the award for Best Screenplay in Cannes.
Tarik Saleh creates a tale of abuse of power in Egyptian society. A blistering and sobering spy thriller.
Tue 18 Oct
11:00
Kinepolis 4
Subtitles: Dutch - French
Tue 18 Oct
19:45
Kinepolis 1
Subtitles: Dutch - French
+GUEST
Wed 19 Oct
16:45
Kinepolis 6
Subtitles: Dutch - French
+GUEST
Thu 20 Oct
16:45
Kinepolis 4
Subtitles: Dutch - French
Adam, the son of a fisherman, is offered the ultimate privilege to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the epicenter of power of Sunni Islam. Shortly after his arrival in Cairo, the university’s highest ranking religious leader, the Grand Imam, suddenly dies and Adam soon becomes a pawn in a ruthless power struggle between Eqypt’s religious and political elite.
“Elections, as everyone knows, are too important to be left up to chance, and so the world is constantly inventing ways to ensure their desired outcome. In Egypt, where the choice of a new grand imam is concerned – a lifetime appointment, whose fatwas impact national law – the process doesn’t even pretend to be democratic: the successful candidate is selected from a small Supreme Council of Scholars, with considerations the outside world will never know. But we can wonder, which is where Swedish-Egyptian filmmaker Tarik Saleh comes in, imagining the equivalent of a John Grisham thriller set inside Cairo’s world-famous Al-Azhar University.” - Variety

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Credits

Director

Tarik Saleh

Composer

Krister Linder

With

Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares, Mohammad Bakri

Scenario

Tarik Saleh

Director of Photography

Pierre Aïm

Editor

Theis Schmidt

Producer

Fredrik Zander, Kristina Åberg

Production studios

Arte France Cinéma

Distributor

Cinéart

More information

Dialogue

Arabic

Countries of production

Finland, France, Sweden

Year

2022

Filmography

Tarik Saleh
Sacrificio : Who Betrayed Che Guevara (2001), Gitmo: The New Rules of War (2005), Metropia (2009), Tommy (2014), The Nile Hilton Incident (2017), The Contractor (2022), Boy from Heaven (2022)

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