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The Infidel [2010] [Blu-Ray]

Omid Djalili , Matt Lucas , Josh Appignanesi    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Omid Djalili, Matt Lucas, Richard Schiff, Miranda Hart
  • Directors: Josh Appignanesi
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Revolver Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Aug 2010
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003MXLKO2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,959 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

The hilarious, hit British comedy of the year. Written by acclaimed comedian and author David Baddiel and featuring an all-star cast including stand-up comedian Omid Djalili (Sex and The City 2) , Richard Schiff (The West Wing, Imagine That) and Matt Lucas (Alice in Wonderland, Little Britain). Mahmud's (Djalili) life is turned upside down when a secret birth certificate kicks off a full-scale identity crisis.

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United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Commentary, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Meet MAHMUD NASIR (Omid Djalili), loving husband, doting father and something of a relaxed Muslim.Does the F word occasionally pass his lips? Its hardly worth mentioning. Does he say his prayers five times a day? Of course! Well, usually Does he fast every day of Ramadan? Whos counting anyway?He may not be the most observant, but in his heart he is as Muslim as it gets. But after his mothers death a discovery turns Mahmuds world upside down. He finds his birth certificate which reveals that not only was he adopted at birth but he is Jewish, and his real name is Solly Shimshillewitz! As Mahmud tumbles headlong into a full scale identity crisis, the only person he can turn to is LENNY (Richard Schiff), a drunken Jewish cabbie who agrees to give him lessons in Jewishness, which start with how to dance like Topol. Oy vey. ...The Infidel (2010) ( The Reluctant Infidel ) (Blu-Ray)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NO SUBTITLES !!! 21 Mar 2013
I watched this at the start on BBC iplayer but had to stop watching it due to going to work. It has the subtitles at the time. I was gutted to find it had NO SUBTITLES on the DVD.
Please can someone tell me there is one available WITH SUBTITLES (customer is deaf) That is why I only rated it 3 stars.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hmm 7 Aug 2014
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I thought this would have been funnier with Omid Djalili in it but I suspect the writers were trying to be too politically correct with regards to Muslims and Jews. The story plot is not really plausible since a Jewish baby put up for adoption would go to a Jewish family. It would have been a funnier film had Omid's Jewish parents tracked him down, but nevertheless it's still a funny-in-places film and probably worth watching more than once - after a time gap.
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34 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny. Omid is fantastic! 25 April 2010
By co204jm
I watched this at the cinema last night - it's hilarious! Omid Djalli is very funny in the lead role - and there are cameos from lots of british comedians. The film tackles many religious stereotypes (all done tastefully), resulting in a very amusing and heart-warming story. This is one of the funniest films I have seen in years!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I'd hoped 20 Jun 2014
After watching 4 Lions (which is Hilarious) I ordered this one, now dont get me wrong, this Is funny, but no where near as good as 4 lions.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Infidel 17 Jun 2014
By Quizcat
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I like the main actor he's usually funny. Heard of the film from a workmate and thought it sounded good. It was full of foul language with a relatively weak storyline. I wouldn't recommend it. Live and learn.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kinda funny. 24 Nov 2013
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Wasn't fantastic, a great film to watch if you are bored. Not really a movie that you would watch with the family, but its funny if you enjoy its plot. Has a few funny parts, but I was expecting a hilarious comedy from Omid Djalili.

Of course it is engaging, and you wont find your self falling asleep, so for the money its a good spend and will be a nice film to watch with friends or alone, but not parents or children.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
The Infidel is directed by Josh Appignanesi and written by David Baddiel. It stars Omid Djalili, Richard Schiff, Yigal Naor and Matt Lucas. Music is by Erran Baron Cohen and cinematography by Natasha Braier. Mahmud Nasir, a British Muslim, goes through an identity crisis when he discovers he was adopted as a child and born to a Jewish family.

It's a tricky subject to make a comedy out of, but by and large the makers have produced an enjoyable and observational pleasure. Led by the ebullient Omid Djalili as the conflicted protagonist, film unfolds in a series of sections involving Israel, Palestine, Antisemitism and Islamophobia. Along the way there are some great gags, both visual and vocal, but then it culminates in the inevitable message and relies heavily on a weak reveal. The motives and means are genuine, this is not an offensive movie, it has a point and for those who want to delve deeper there is much to kick off discussion. But ultimately it's a good comedy with strong themes of identity and family ties binding the racial hot points at the core. 6/10
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars should have been better 28 July 2011
The film is not bad, but had a lot of potential and just doesn't hit the spot. Some amusing scenes, but a very poor ending.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very funny film. My husband and I enjoyed it enormously.
Published 26 days ago by PHILIP ARNOLD
2.0 out of 5 stars The hairless thing?...
Mahmud Nasir lives with his pretty wife and two children. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric'. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
So good, so funny, Omid Djalili and the other actors brilliant, watched all the lead up to the film release, but never came any closer than Bristol, had to wait for DVD.
Published 5 months ago by Ralph Mills
5.0 out of 5 stars the infidel
very funny film. dvd in good condition and played very well. arrived quickly and safely. a very good price for a film i could not locate anywhere else
Published 6 months ago by carpf1sher
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny movie
Great simple funny friendly movie
Watched it with a few friends
A movie that you will watch again and again
Published 6 months ago by HEATHER
4.0 out of 5 stars A giggle
Not a blockbuster but good to watch when nothing on TV ! A welcome distraction from todays overload of political correctness.
Published 8 months ago by Def Max
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny!
I think it is clever and witty film with a good story - never really rated David Baddiel that much, but this is a solid piece of work.
Published 12 months ago by D. Fell
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I enjoyed this film. Thoughtful and funny and very entertaining too. I would recommend this as it was tongue in cheek and very amusing
Published 13 months ago by Corinne Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars So so Funny
Amazingly funny. My family, my friends and I have enjoyed it a lot. Recommend it to everyone for sure. A++++++++
Published 14 months ago by S. Shahsavari
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