Young Ahmed (2019)

Young Ahmed (2019)

  • 6.4
  • 84 mins
  • Drama


More and more, Ahmed, a timid, vulnerable thirteen-year-old Muslim boy living in a small Belgian town, finds himself attracted to dangerous ideologies. Suddenly, while under the influence of the radical teachings of Youssouf, the local imam, Ahmed has stopped acting his age, increasingly alienating himself from his mum, his sister, and his friends. But, the troubled teenager has something in mind, and now, there is no turning back. Is young Ahmed prepared for the painful and destructive consequences of hatred?—Nick Riganas

Short Review

The directors' aesthetics are as formally rigorous and evocative as ever, capturing the unyielding nature of zealotry, as well as the difficulty of loosening extremism's terrible grip on individuals' hearts and minds.