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Riz Ahmed proves himself one of the most interesting British actors working today with this blistering rap-centred character study (which he also co-wrote) that explores what being Pakistani means in contemporary Britain. Surrealist, fever-dream direction from Bassam Tariq and a lyricism that extends beyond the rapping itself makes this BAFTA-nominated drama worth seeking out.

Directors

  • Bassam Tariq

Writers

  • Riz Ahmed
  • Bassam Tariq

Cast

  • Riz Ahmed
  • Alyy Khan
  • Aiysha Hart

Synopsis

On the cusp of his first international tour, Zed (Riz Ahmed), a British Pakistani rapper returns to the UK to visit his family. Whilst there he is afflicted by an autoimmune disease that threatens his success and throws his sense of self into crisis.