The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Working his way to the top on Wall Street, Changez (Riz Ahmed) is a promising business analyst who catches the attention of an influential and tough to please mentor Jim Cross (Kiefer Sutherland). With his career on the up and up, and starting a passionate relationship with the beautiful and talented Erica (Kate Hudson), Changez has a future to look forward to. Then 9/11 occurs at the height of Changez’s success, forcing him to be judged with tainted eyes as a young Pakistani man, resulting in him returning to his homeland. There he is free from alienation and suspicion but a chance meeting with Bobby Lincoln (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist, brings the reality of the world’s situation crashing down. From award-winning director Mira Nair, and based on the acclaimed novel by Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is an explosive view on how one man can epitomise two nations and it is through him a reluctant fundamentalist is born.