Fahim (2019) – Review

Fahim It contains very remarkable artistic values. For example: the performance of each and every one of the protagonists.

Account Fahim The real story of a special child. Special, because he lives in Bangladesh. And even more special, because he is a child prodigy of chess. With these premises, Fahim, which is both the name of the film and the child in question, proposes a trip from the native Bangla Desh to Paris. And all, because Fahim needs a chess teacher, in order to continue evolving. The chosen teacher is a guy as grumpy as empathetic, a role tailored to Gerard Depardieu, who embodies it effortlessly.

Even though the final development is totally predictable from the beginning of the movie, Fahim He informs us about how a child, who lives in one of the poorest environments on the planet, manages to realize his dreams. Therefore, this film is especially suitable for both parents and children, teachers and students.

The final development is totally predictable from the beginning of the film.

Apart from the testimony, Fahim It contains very remarkable artistic values. For example: the performance of each and every one of the protagonists. I will not say anything about Gerard Depardieu, except that his presence fills the many scenes in which he intervenes. And also, that of the young actor, named Assad Ahmed, who embodies the real-life Fahim in great detail. Oh, and a very young actress, very secondary in the film, who illuminates her alone the few scenes in which she participates. Attention to his name: Sarah Touffic Othman-Schmitt. If you browse the internet looking for some information about the movie, you will find that you are not named, but, believe me, this girl will give a lot to talk about in the future. Your role in Fahim It's very short, and hence I don't know the name. However, her presence predicts a bright future for her (and for lovers of cinematographic interpretation).


Synopsis Forced to flee his native Bangladesh, young Fahim and his father leave the rest of the family to go to Paris. Upon arrival, they begin a true obstacle course to obtain political asylum.
country France
Address Pierre-François Martin-Laval
Script Pierre-François Martin-Laval
Music Pascal Lengagne
Distribution Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Nanty, Pierre-François Martin-Laval, Didier Flamand, Pierre Gommé, Emmanuel Ménard, Ahmed Assad, Lola Zidi-Rénier, Mizanur Rahaman, Alfredo Lorenzo
Gender Drama
Duration 107 min.
Original title Fahim
Premiere 03/13/2020

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