Story of Judas
aka Histoire de Judas
First screened in September 2015
Director: Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche. Cast: Nabil Djedouani, Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Mohamed Aroussi, Nouari Nezzar, Régis Laroche, Xavier Mussel, Eliott Khayat, Marie Loustalot, Patricia Malvoisin, Rolland Gervet, Elise Caron. Screenplay: Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche.

Twitter Capsule: Daring rewrite of 2000-year-old treachery, passing for a long time as classical, almost POV-less account. Gorgeous.

VOR:   Familiar style and look are crucial to the film's fakeout, especially in retrospect. A brazen provocation concealed in a modest envelope. Can't blame folks for missing it.

Photo © 2015 Sarrazink Productions/Arte France Cinéma

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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