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  • Dir: Timur Bekmambetov

  • USA/UK/Cyprus/Russia, 2018, 105min

To investigate the recruitment of young European women by the ISIS, journalist Amy resolves to create a new online identity as a Muslim convert, dangling herself on Facebook as the terrorist’s bait. Hooked by a charismatic jihadist who asks her to be his bride, Amy finds herself entangled in a dangerous web. Based on a true story, the Night Watch (30th HKIFF) director Bekmambetov turns the ever-multiplying windows into battlefields between reality and the tapestry of lies. A lurid online-terror thriller that makes the computerscreen movie a bona fide subgenre.

2018 Berlin International Film Festival, Panorama Audience Award

 

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