Mohammed (Mo) and his brother Rashid (Rash) are the children of Egyptian immigrants living in the London neighborhood of Hackney. Rashid is part of a street gang which mainly sells drugs. Mo wants to be a part of that life, but Rash doesn't want him in it. The director gives us a realistic glimpse into life in the English ghetto, which seems to have taken its cues from the worst parts of American culture. This film had me hooked from the first five minutes. It is one of those rare movies that is so well made that I got lost in the story and forgot that the rest of the world existed. Can't wait to see more from Sally El Hosaini!
My Brother the Devil gets 4.5 out of 5 stars!
Director: Sally El Hosaini
Writer: Sally El Hosaini
Starring: James Floyd, Elarica Gallacher, Fady Elsayed, Saïd Taghmaoui (Lost Season 6)
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%