Izzat (2006)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - Norway  |  
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An ambitious Pakistani immigrant living in Oslo finds his criminal aspirations sidelined by greed in a cautionary look at the criminal lifestyle from director Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen and co-screenwriter Leon Bashir. Wassim (Emil Marwa) is a Muslim immigrant who is quickly growing tired of Oslo. Fed up with the racism and bored by the lack of action in the city, Wassim and best buddies Munawar (Khawar Sadiq) and Riaz (Assad Siddique) determine to take control of their own fate by joining a powerful local gang known as the East Side Crew. Upon impressing East Side Crew leader Saddiq (Daud Mirza), the trio is welcomed into the gang with open arms. Having made a small fortune in drug dealing by the time they hit their twenties, Wassim, Munwar, and Riaz gradually come undone as greed and selfishness eclipse ambition and friendship.

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drug-dealer, Muslim, street-gang