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My Brother The Devil (Blu-ray)
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My Brother The Devil tells the story of two brothers tested loyalty as their paths collide amidst a violent world of drugs and gangs.
Mo is a young boy growing up in a traditional Egyptian household, but beyond the front door of the family's modest London flat is a completely different world - the streets of Hackney. The impressionable Mo idolizes his handsome and charismatic older brother Rashid and wants to follow in his footsteps. However, Rashid wants a different life for his little brother and will do what ever it takes to put him through college. Aching to be seen as a tough guy himself, Mo takes a job that unlocks a fateful turn of events that threatens to tear the brothers apart.
My Brother The Devil creates a vivid picture of growing up on the streets and the pressures that surround them. Bold and uncompromising, this will be unlike any other urban drama you have seen.
Top Customer Reviews
This film revolves around an Egyptian family living in Hackney with themes such as family, love and gang crime. Rash (James Floyd) is a key member of the local gang who's always got his wits about him and knows the ins and outs of making a living on the downlow in his local area. Despite being pretty good at his 'job', drug dealing and any other sort of petty crime the gang leader wants him involved in, Rash wants out. He wants a better life for his younger brother, Mo, and his family and works hard to do this. However, leaving the gang isn't as simple as walking away and things get very complicated, very quickly. Meanwhile, Mo, who idolises his older brother, is doing everything in his power to become a part of the gang that Rash is pulling away from. All he wants is for his brother to be proud of him and believing that getting in with 'boys' is the way to do it, Mo finds himself involved in the gang's activities.
With a film such as this, it can be quite easy to overplay the 'gangster', in terms of voice, language, mannerisms etc. but I was really impressed by what I would call the 'authenticity' of this film. Though the area of London I live in is nothing like Hackney, I have met quite a lot of people who talk in a similar fashion to Rash, Mo and their friends so I highly commend the actors for capturing what I imagine Hackney life is actually like.Read more ›
In the film the gang is a mixed bunch who call them selves `DMG' which is a code for `drugs, money and guns', that will fool the `Feds' guys!. They have full on youth swagger and macho lame sensibilities. Then Mo gets a bit too involved and Rashid wants to get out, but in between ignoring his girlfriend showing disrespect to his erstwhile `homies', he also develops a taste for more than what the gang has to offer, or will ever accept. Everything is then set up for a big head on collision.
This is actually not a bad effort, it is well acted, shot and directed, but some will be wanting sub titles when the `kidz' are talking all `street', so be warned. The story has one foot in reality but is not so far from the possible to be of at least some entertainment value. There is not much actual bedroom stuff here and the violence is realistic but far from gratuitous so nothing to frighten the horses or anything. Director Sally El Hosaini has done a pretty good job in this 111 minute film. It will not be for everyone so if you want a full on action fest then avoid this one completely, but if you like a semi, gritty Brit gang flick then this might well do.
Several comments: writer-director Sally El Hosaini brings a gritty take on what it's like to be an ethnic youth growing up in London. This is not the London that tourists know! While there is a lot of tension throughout the movie, the actual violence that is shown on screen is kept to a surprising minimum, and that is just fine with me. As a complete aside, the movie plays of course in the authentic British (Hackney) accent, and as a result I had difficulty at times to understand the dialogue.
The screening I saw this at a few months ago in Washington, DC (at the E Street Landmark Theatre) was absolutely packet, by the way. Bottom line: if you are in the mood for a quality foreign movie that is MILES away from your standard Hollywood fare, "My Brother The Devil" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a film I will forget in a hurry. Great acting from a young cast, especially the believable strong bond between the brothers and multiple themes were explored.Published 21 months ago by Dr. J. White
Altogether, the plot convinces and the actors play impressively!
Sadly, the gay storyline is not very elaborately developped and shown...