After the horrible terrorist attacks that rocked Paris, this daring investigation thriller plunges you inside the extremist muslim groups that grow inside western countries and can strike at any moment.
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The release of the movie was postponed twice. Finished in 2014, its release early 2015 was canceled after a series of five attacks in and around Paris. The release was then rescheduled to November 2015, but had to be postponed again after the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13 2015. It finally was released to the larger French public in movie theaters in April 2016 only, after being available on-demand on French television as of January 2016. See more »
Realistic and terrific dive into the French Muslim terrorists
This film was doomed because it was made before the January 2015 terrorist attack in Paris, I mean the FIRST terrorist attack. And this movie was supposed to be released just after the SECOND terrorist attack, in November of the same year, the one against the Bataclan and many other places. Mass killings that made more than one hundred and forty casualties. Useless to say that no theatre nor distributor dared to show this movie. No one. They feared about riots among the audience, where you have a huge Islamist community. Dimitri Storoge is outstanding as the leader of the group of fanatics. He is convincing at the most. Malik Zidi plays the undercover cop who is sent to infiltrate the French ISIS cell. His character is the weakest, the less convincing, annoying at the most. Predictable at a scale you can't imagine. He has an authentic traitor's face. His double character is too obvious to be believable. A real undercover cop or agent would never behave like this, unless to have suicidal tendencies. I guess there will not be many other movies speaking of this topic. Not so close I mean. But we can watch and interpret this feature from many sides, with many points of view. It is really a hot subject. And the more the time goes, the more it will be hot. We see here the inside of those fanatics groups, as Paul Greengrass did ten years ago with UNITED 93, about the 9/11 attack terrorists. But in a quite different manner although. We can think and try to analyse their motivations, even if we of course don't approve them.
A very interesting film.
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