Saturday, January 3, 2009

'Fratricide' on Lumiere

Fratricide (the act of killing one whom you consider your brother) is a spectacular German movie that was recently screened on NDTV Lumiere. The movie tells the tale of two Kurdish refugees in Germany - teenage Azad and young Ibrahim Denzil - who work hard to earn a living in a strange land. Sadly, they face increasing enmity with Turks living in Germany, an enmity that eventually leads to the death of Azad's brother and the unravelling of Azad and Ibo's (as Ibrahim is fondly called) world.

The depth of understanding between the two boys immediately attracts the viewer's interest. And the excellent story (and story-telling) keep it. A wonderful movie that teaches us just how horrible illogical hatred can be.

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