20 November 2016

Movie Review: Mixed Kebab

This movie is a story about Ibrahim, a late twenty-something Muslim in Belgian. He likes people to call him Bram. His parents are Turkish Muslims, but they too were born in Europe but maintain a very strong Turkish Muslim identity. So Bram is gay and he falls in love with a 19 year old young man, named Kevin. He has an arranged marriage wife waiting for him in Turkey. So he goes to Turkey to meet her. But he brings Kevin along and it gets complicated. There's also Bram's brother, Furkan who can't get a job, is discriminated against and radicalizes. It gets super complicated. It's an interesting story about life in Europe, being Muslim, being gay. In parts it gets a little two dimensional about race and religion, but it's also nuanced in other places. Production values are great. You definitely won't feel like you've wasted your time.

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