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GODS OF MOLENBEEK

by Reetta Huhtanen

synopsis

The Molenbeek district of Brussels. A believed jihadi capital to some but familiar home to the 6 year-old boys Aatos and Amine. This is where they listen to spiders, discover black holes and quarrel over who gets to command the flying carpet that is to take them to the lands of their ancestors. They live in the same building, yet come from different worlds.  Together they search for answers to the big questions. Aatos wants a god of his own, as Amine already has Allah but the question is complicated by his friend Flo’s belief that people who believe in God have gone crazy.

international title: Gods of Molenbeek
original title: Aatos ja Amine
country: Finland, Belgium, Germany
sales agent: Cat&Docs
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Reetta Huhtanen
film run: 73'
cinematography by: Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen
film editing: Jamin Benazzouz
music: Tuomas Nikkinen, Cassis B. Staudt
producer: Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen
co-producer: Hanne Phlypo, Alexandre Tondowski
production: Zone2 Pictures, Clin d'oeil Films, Tondowski Film
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