LAYLA M.

MIJKE DE JONG

Netherlands

Synopsis

Layla is an 18-year-old girl, born and raised in Amsterdam. Layla is smart, witty and stubborn – and of Moroccan background. In these times of constant terrorist threat, she struggles with the increasing suspicion towards girls with headscarves and boys with beards that every day she witnesses. While her frustration grows, her faith intensifies. She joins a group of radical Muslims who fight for their practice of Islam. Layla makes political flyers and posts films online depicting horrors in Syria and Gaza. And she flirts with the charismatic Abdel.

Country

Netherlands, Belgium, Germany & Jordan

Year

2016

Length

1h38

Format

In color

Langue

In Dutch & Arabic (Morocco)

Sous titrage

Arabic, English & French

Fiche technique

Directed by

Mijke de Jong

Produced by

Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld & Laurette Schillings – Topkapi Films, Menuet, Chromosom Film, Schiwago Film & The Imaginarium Films

Written by

Jan Eilander & Mijke de Jong

Cinematography

Danny Elsen

Editing

Dorith Vinken

Music

Can Erdogan

Interprétation

Nora El Koussour (Layla), Ilias Addab (Abdel)

Contact

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