Jews and Muslims

Feels dangerous to even write that heading. So I don’t know how David Baddiel could write such a sharp and funny comedy like The Infidel. The 2 year old movie talks about a Muslim man living in London’s East End who discovers one day that he was adopted… and his birth parents were Jewish, which somehow really makes him one too. So he tries to become a Jew, or his understanding of it, and that is where the the constant humor lies. Many laugh out loud scenes — a woman hip hopping in an abaya comes to mind.

It talks about all the stereotypes each religion faces in an easy but direct way and how, an ending we see coming, we’re not really that different after all. I don’t know why IMDB does not give it a better rating but it is terrific and definitely worth a watch.

 

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