• Horses of God (2014)

Horses of God

Release Date: May 14th, 2014

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

After a stint in prison, a young man (Abdelilah Rachid) becomes a violent Islamic fundamentalist and recruits his younger brother (Abdelhakim Rachi) and the youth's best friend (Hamza Souidek) to his cause.

Cast: Abdelhakim Rachi, Hamza Souidek, Abdelilah Rachid, Ahmed El Idrissi Amrani, Badr Chakir, Achraf Afir, Said El-Alami, Zouhair Sabri

Director: Nabil Ayouch

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Elise NakhnikianSlant Magazine

    Nabil Ayouch's film allows us see how young suicide bombers--"horses of God," as the man in charge of their mission calls them--might deserve our pity. show more

  • 80
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is less a film about terrorists than an intimate portrait of boys growing up in a toxic environment. All the non-pro actors turn in natural performances, but the dark, brooding Rachid gets under the skin in the main role. show more

  • 75
    Farran Smith NehmeNew York Post

    A remarkable attempt to portray what might turn soccer-playing boys into fanatical murderers. show more

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