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PROFILE

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Two fake personas hook up on Facebook. One, a journalist posing as a young disaffected Muslim convert. The other, a jihadi conjurer, promising love in a Syrian paradise. But the journalist is ill-prepared for the digital Skype courtship that follows with the devastatingly handsome Bilel.

Tumur Bekmanbetov’s Profile explores how ISIS recruiters lured hundreds of women to Syria to be jihadi brides, a process facilitated by virtualised social media, where critical thinking is easily put on hold. Inspired by journalist Anna Erelle’s In the Skin of a Jihadist, Profile is a compelling thriller that unfolds onscreen, without compromising its immediacy. Its palpable tension holds up to the end.

 

Organised with the La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival

Info

Country: USA, UK, Cyprus, Russian Federation

Yeat: 2018

Runtime: 1hr45

Version: in English

Cast & Credits

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Producers: Timur Bekmambetov, Olga Kharina

Scenario: Brittany Poulton,Timur Bekmambetov, Olga Kharina

Editor: Andrey Shugaev

Music: Andy Ross

Actors: Valene Kane, Shazad Latif, Christine Adams