My Brother the Devil

DIRECTOR: Sally El Hosaini

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. He is a lonely, sensitive boy whose hunger for the rant and banter of buddies makes him prone to tread dangerous territories. The impressionable Mo idolizes his handsome older brother Rashid and wants to follow in his footsteps. However, Rashid, a charismatic and shrewd member of a local gang, wants a different life for his little brother as Rashid deals drugs hoping to put Mo through college. Aching to be seen as a tough guy himself, Mo takes a job that unlocks a fateful turn of events and forces the brothers to confront their inner demons. It turns out that hate is easy. It is love and understanding that take real courage. Then one eventful summer, Rashid forces Mo to confront his own fears and phobias, which threatens to tear the brothers apart.

Written and directed by Sally El Hosaini in her feature film debut, My Brother The Devil stars newcomer Fady Elsayed as Mo, James Floyd as his older brother Rashid, and Saïd Taghmaoui as Sayyid. El Hosaini proves herself a bold and brilliant new directorial talent with this gorgeous and masterful debut. Rich in beauty, humility, and authenticity, My Brother the Devil is an urban tale that burns with vision and passion—a gem bound to find a place of distinction.

AT&T Audience Award Text Voting Code: F134

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