Sam, a Franco-Algerian freelance journalist, decides to investigate the growing phenomenon of disaffected youth joining Islamic extremist groups. He infiltrates a group of four young people who have been tasked with the creation of a cell and whose mission is to to spread chaos throughout Paris.
Shot before last January's Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, this French thriller about a journalist infiltrating a jihadist cell strikes raw nerve as it anticipates recent tragedies.
(…) Still, it’s important to note that despite its unsettling subject matter, Nicolas Boukhrief’s thriller is neither exploitation movie nor anarchist cookbook, but rather a thoughtful and sobering “what if” scenario of home-grown, domestically targeted terrorism that’s being punished for having eerily anticipated a real-world tragedy.
Variety (Peter Debruge)
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