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Federico Alotto | 2021 | 103 MINS
Italy/Syria | Subtitles
Italy - UK Premiere

The protagonist, after years spent in war-torn Syria, decides to return to Italy, to finally put behind his terrible experiences, and regain his life. But in order to do so, he will have to pay a very high price.

In Detail

‘Code: Karim’, like the film ‘Traitor’ (2008) which also follows an undercover Muslim secret agent, opens up the discussion about the role of the Muslim identity working to capture terrorist groups. But what crimes and sins must be committed in getting to the position to help the security services?

There are never simple answers to these complex questions, and this film touches on these topics, but it is mainly an action thriller. The story moves at a fast pace, the directing is sharp, the cinematography and editing are most very well done, and the film looks very polished for its budget.

The performance of Mohamed Zouaoui, the title character, is charismatic, subtle, and unmissable - a combination of Omar Sharif’s talent and Steve McQueen’s charisma!.

Our thanks to Minerva Sales for this film.

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