Killer Kid 1994
1h 30min | Drama, War | 22 June 1994 (France)
A Lebanese kid is sent to France on a terrorist mission for “Allah’s Army”. An Arab French kid becomes involved unwittingly. A bond develops between the two, while they become alienated from and independent of the adults in their lives.
I went in and out of feeling something for this movie as I watched it. It reminded me very much of a sensational movie from the 30s or something… it could have been a lot crueler and had more impact as a serious film but instead opts for unbelievable sentimentality, which works in its own fashion – quaint – and if it’s based on a true story it’s a very sort of “movie/TV” true story complete with epilogue to let us know that one of the subsidiary characters who well might have did indeed come to a bad end. was disappointed not to be able to find pictures of the young stars today even though they be workin’ cause they’d be about 24 now and smokin hot!
Director: Gilles de Maistre
Writers: Miguel Courtois, Claude Klotz (novel)
Stars: Tewfik Jallab, Younesse Boudache, Salah Teskouk