The Idol (2015)

Not Rated   |    |  Biography, Comedy, Drama


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Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program "Arab Idol."


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Director:

Hany Abu-Assad

Writers:

Hany Abu-Assad (screenplay), Sameh Zoabi (screenplay)

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20 March 2018 | zzzorf
9
| A good heartfelt true story
I do love a good heartfelt true story, and this was right up my alley. I was hooked from the start and felt really bad for the sister, who would have had to have been the best actor in the movie (the main character as a boy had to be the worst I thought). The missed a trick however when they didn't really refer back to her in the Idol run.

The movie however was not without it's flaws. The splicing in of the Arab Idol took away from the emotion at the end of the movie and put a dampener on the movies end.

This however was only a minor detail as in overall terms this was a good movie which shows how reality shows can actually be important things for certain peoples.

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Biography | Comedy | Drama | Music

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