[Marxism] Festival nod for Muslim bomb film (BBC News)

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Fri Aug 12 23:06:38 MDT 2005


     
 



A  film about British Muslim bombers in London is to be shown in competition  
at the Montreal World Film Festival.  
Red Mercury is about three British-born Muslim fanatics who hold a  
restaurant to siege with a lethal bomb.  
The film, directed by Roy Battersby and starring Brassed Off's Pete  
Postlewaite, will get its world premiere at the festival on 27 August.  
It is being seen as especially topical in the wake of last month's  bombings 
in London, which left 56 people dead.  
Red Mercury, which was written by Farrukh Dhondy, goes behind the  headlines 
and examines why young second-generation Muslim men might be  driven to 
extremism.  
In the film, the three young men are prepared to die for their cause  when 
they hold a restaurant in London to siege.  
A battle of wills ensues between the men, the hostages and MI5.  
Red Mercury also stars Ron Silver, Juliet Stevenson, Stockard Channing  and 
rising British talent Navin Chowdhry.  
The film will be released in cinemas later this year.  
Last month, organisers of the Cambridge Film Festival decided to pull a  film 
about two suicide bombers from its schedule because of the 7 July  attacks in 
London.  





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