Liev Schreiber, Riz Ahmed, Kiefer Sutherland and Kate Hudson bring the international bestseller The Reluctant Fundamentalist to the Screen and now IFC Films has released Mira Nair’s (Monsoon Wedding) political thriller on high-definition Blu-ray and DVD. To celebrate the release, Film Fetish is giving away a Blu-ray copy of The Reluctant Fundamentalist to one lucky reader.
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More about The Reluctant Fundamentalist
In an outdoor café in Lahore, Pakistan, a young local university professor starts to tell an American journalist about his remarkable rise on Wall Street and why he gave it all up to return to his homeland. What follows makes The Reluctant Fundamentalist one of the most important political thrillers of our post-9/11 times. The film, from acclaimed director Mira Nair, comes to high-definition Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films on August 27, 2013.
Based on the international bestseller by Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is both a gripping thriller and a fascinating look at the post-9/11 world. Kate Hudson (Glee, Something Borrowed), Kiefer Sutherland (24, Touch) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan, X-Men Origins) lead a powerful cast in the story of a young man caught in the middle of an unfolding international crisis.
When an American academic in Pakistan is kidnapped by anti-American radicals, the CIA thinks popular Pakistani professor Changez (Riz Ahmed, Four Lions, Trishna) is involved. The charismatic Changez denies the charge. But as he tells the remarkable story of his earlier meteoric rise career on Wall Street and his passionate relationship with a beautiful New York artist (Hudson) – to American foreign correspondent Bobby Lincoln (Schreiber), the truth becomes harder to pin down.
Director Mira Nair’s (Monsoon Wedding) adaptation of Hamid’s novel is a tense tale of hidden agendas and best intentions gone wrong.
“Nair carefully manipulates the viewers’ prejudices and forces us to take sides in a conflict more complicated than it first appears,” wrote Anton Bitel in Sight & Sound. The film “boasts muscular storytelling in its energetic portrayal of Changez’s vertiginous rise up Wall Street’s professional and social hierarchy, made all the more interesting by a deliciously off-kilter performance by Kiefer Sutherland as Changez’s mentor,” said Abhimanyu Das at Slant.
Time Out New York’s Keith Uhlich said, “You can’t help but fall under [Ahmed's] magnetic spell.” Bruce Demara of the Toronto Star raved: “Nair has found a real gem in Riz Ahmed, who anchors the film with a charismatically watchable performance. He’s in virtually every frame and you hang on his every word.”