May Allah Bless France! (English Subtitled)

 (17)5.61 h 36 min2015NR
Regis, a young, black teenager whose sole aspiration is to be a successful rap artist, must first overcome the underprivileged, drug-ridden French suburbs of his upbringing in this black and white debut from hip-hop musician Abd Al Malik. Amidst his double life as a petty criminal and an aspiring artist, Regis eventually finds Islam after the death of a close friend.
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Madelynne MorrisReviewed in the United States on August 18, 2015
5.0 out of 5 starsAn award-winning film based on the life of a gifted young man who let his love of philosophy and literature transform his life.
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This film is based on the life of its director, Abd al Malik, and veers through the harsh realities of his life as a teen growing up in Neuhof, France, that are the perfect contrast of street violence [what he wades through daily] to philosophy and literature [which prepare him, as one of his teacher's predicted, for his spiritual transformation after he sees a close friend killed]. The title, "May Allah Bless France!" becomes Abd's prayer for himself and those he shares his life with as you see the trajectory of this young man and his ultimate arrival at his decision to love life, love where he is, and embrace his gifts. Beautifully filmed in black and white--a few scenes are worthy of just pausing and looking at how they were set up and taking in the beauty that sometimes only black and white can reveal. The acting is excellent, and the writing is fresh and not overdone. The score is equal to the beauty and strength of this film, and both Abd and Wallen's [his real-life love "Nawell" who is also a character in the film] songs are feaured. Mabrook, Abd! Well done!
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MaisondeBeatriceReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsGood story
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Great flick
Madame BodenReviewed in the United States on September 11, 2016
4.0 out of 5 starsThere is always hope
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Good story that gives hope to get out of the ghetto when you put your mind to it
SteveReviewed in the United States on September 14, 2015
1.0 out of 5 starsOne Star
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not a great film
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