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USA: Tribeca Films
UK: Revolver Entertainment
Cast: Omid Djalili, Richard Schiff, Igal Naor, Archie Panjabi, Matt Lucas, Miranda Hart, Chris Wilson, Paul Kaye, David Schneider, Mina Anwar, Tracy-Ann Oberman
Director: Josh Appignanesi
UK: 105 mins
USA Rated: NR
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, once very strong, and depictions of racism
USA Release Date: tbc
UK Release Date: 9 April 2010 (Limited Release)
Meet Mahmud Nasir (Omid Djalili), loving husband, doting father and something of a "relaxed" Muslim.
Does the "F" word occasionally pass his lips? It's hardly worth mentioning.
Does he say his prayers five times a day? Of course! Well, usually...
Does he fast every day of Ramadan? Who's counting anyway?
He may not be the most observant, but in his heart he is as Muslim as it gets. But after his mother's death a discovery turns Mahmud's world upside down. He finds his birth certificate which reveals that not only was he adopted at birth...but he's Jewish, and his real name is Solly Shimshillewitz!
As Mahmud tumbles headlong into a full-scale identity crisis, the only person he can turn to is Lenny (Richard Schiff), a drunken Jewish cabbie who agrees to give him lessons in Jewishness, which start with how to dance like Topol. Oy vey.